The RiseForAlex Charity Auction has come to an end raising an incredible $53,575 for the RiseForAlex Fund, which offers support to Alex McKinnon to provide him with ongoing financial and medical support.
The RiseForAlex Round drew a phenomenal response from the NRL community with stars’ throughout the game pledging their support to Alex McKinnon by donating items worn during the round.
The Newcastle Knights signed playing jerseys worn during the Round 19 game against the Titans were highly sought after items fetching more than $12,000.
Meanwhile, Johnathon Thurston’s and Cameron Smith’s Round 19 match jerseys saw the highest of the jersey bids with the RiseForAlex special edition red and blue head gear worn by Nigel Plum and Todd Lowrie also popular items.
Generosity also came from beyond the NRL community with a number of donors coming forward to offer valuable pieces for the charity auction.
Competition surfboards donated by Mick Fanning fetched $14,420 with artist Matteo Charles’ paintings of Andrew Johns, Danny Buderus and Paul Harragon on large canvasses, painted live on the Footy Show held in Newcastle also raising thousands.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support from other clubs, individuals and organisations in providing items for the RiseForAlex Fund charity auction," RiseForAlex Fund director, Wendy Carmichael said.
"To have raised more than $50,000 is incredible, and these funds will directly assist Alex in his recovery and injury management program.”
Cash donations can still be made to the RiseForAlex Fund. Simply visit the donation link here.