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    15 Mar 2014

Signed Memorabilia – New Zealand Rugby Donation Draws

New Zealand Rugby assists eligible New Zealand Not for Profit Organisations by providing 24 items annually to aid in raising funds through raffles and auctions. Please note that NZR does not provide any financial donations unless by prior approval of the Board.

Due to the large number of requests received by NZR the recipients of the 24 items will be chosen by a random draw which will take place on a quarterly basis and will consist of 1 item per organisation, with a maximum of 6 Not for Profit Organisations per draw. Items will vary depending on the time of season but will generally consist of signed training jerseys, signed rugby balls and signed team photos.

The dates of these quarterly draws are 15 March, 15 June, 15 September, 15 December (or following Monday if falls in a weekend).

Guidelines have been established for eligibility into the Donation Draw. Should you wish to be considered please follow the set guidelines below and read and sign the Terms & Conditions.

To be eligible for NZR Donation Draw the following Guidelines have been established:

• All applications must be submitted in writing/via email to donation.request@nzrugby.co.nz or post to Leanne Hall, NZR, PO Box 2172, Wellington 6011.

• Requests must include within the application the following information:

o if a charity, proof of charitable status (e.g. Certificate of Incorporation)

o charitable/Not For Profit organisation’s primary contact name

o primary contact’s direct working telephone number

o mailing address and email address

o event date for which the item is being solicited.

o event type and event beneficiary also must be indicated.

• When submitting requests the applicant must indicate acceptance of the NZRU’s Donations Draw and Usage Terms & Conditions. (PDF doc), before the application will be considered. (Note: to email this, you will need to print and scan the signed copy, or note with your email application that the signed Terms & Conditions are in the post)

• Due to the tremendous volume of requests received by New Zealand Rugby, at least 5 working days processing time is required for requests to be considered. Requests not allowing 5 days processing prior to the next draw will not be fulfilled.

• You will only be contacted if your organisation is successful in the draw. The winners of each Donation Draw will be notified within a few days of the draw date and items will be forwarded within one week of each draw to the winning organisations. Quarterly winners will also be published below on www.allblacks.com within 2 weeks of each draw.

• If unsuccessful and the date of event allows the applicant to remain eligible for the next scheduled draw they will be automatically transferred to that draw. If however the request does not fit in this time frame, the request will become invalid and reapplication will be required.

• In order to help the greatest number of organisations, each organisation is limited to one donated item every two years.

• Due to the high volume of requests and limited supplies, special requests for a specific item or tickets are not permitted.

Ineligible Recipients:

New Zealand Rugby do not provide monetary contributions or merchandise donations for the following:

• Businesses, retail and otherwise

• Capital campaigns/start-up funding for new businesses

• Chamber of Commerce/City/Neighbourhood festivals

• Class reunions

• Family reunions

• Student ambassador/exchange programs

• Non-charity events and organisations such as company picnics, employee golf tournaments, employee recognition/incentive programs, and organised adult social sports teams

• Not For Profit Organisations that are NOT based in New Zealand

New Zealand Rugby do not accept merchandise for the purpose of autographing for charity auctions or otherwise. Any memorabilia sent to New Zealand Rugby for autographs will not be returned.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Those successful were: 

Winners of June 2014 NZR Donation Draw
Weedons School
St Pats Silverstream Senior A basketball team
Ohoka School
Hillpark Kindergarten - Manurewa
Pegasus Bay School
Camp Quality New Zealand



March 2014:
Karori West Normal School
Katikati Primary School
Sands Manawatu-Horowhenua
Rangitoto College Football programme
Riverina School
The Christie Marceau Charitable Trust


December 2013 winners
Canterbury Ballet
Opua School - Northland
Te Kuiti SPCA
Mangawhai Scouts & Mangawhai Activity Zone


Sept 2013:
Karaka School - AKL
St Mary's School - Wanganui
St Brendan's School - Upper Hutt
Taranaki Rescue Helicopter
Our Lady of the Sea School - Sumner CHC
Island Bay Playcentre - WLG