AS THE NRL gears up for this weekend’s Indigenous Round, Titans star Greg Bird has unveiled a special pair of boots he will wear for Sunday’s game against Melbourne.
The international back-rower and four-time Indigenous All Stars representative has had the boots decorated by renowned Gold Coast Indigenous artists Christine Slabb.
Following the game, Bird will autograph the boots and use them to raise money for Jeremias Blackburn, 24, a young Indigenous man who has been wheelchair bound since a car accident in 2010.
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Jeremias was university student and aspiring young footballer when he suffered spinal injuries in the accident, caused when he swerved to miss a kangaroo.
“I wanted to do something to celebrate the Indigenous Round and to raise money for a good cause, and have been aware of Jeremias’ plight for quite a while,” Bird said.
“Christine is a brilliant artist and had no hesitation helping me out and this is my way of assisting Jeremias and bringing to light his situation and others like him who struggle without the support many others get.”
To be in the running to win the boots, all you have to do is donate $20 or more to Jeremias Blackburn’s fund-raising campaign in the next week. All those who donate will go into the draw to win the special pair of boots.