For each Phoenix home game since the idea was developed in 2014, the Yellow Fever has been able to pay for a match day experience for families whose sick child is receiving treatment and who are staying at Ronald McDonald House.
The iniative began with Draven Bradley attending a match in October 2014, and has provided experiences for around 50 families to attend a match since.
Each family receive:
- two Yellow Fever scarves
- a family pass to the Phoenix A League game at Sky Stadium
- four tickets to the Phoenix Lounge at Sky Stadium
- a $50 food and beverage voucher at the ground
- a free parking pass at Sky Stadium.
Over the last 5 years, families from Wellington’s Ronald McDonald House have attended home games at the Stadium. On the rare occasions when a family was not available, the staff at Ronald McDonald House have used the tickets and attended the game as a break from their amazing efforts supporting the families.
For Phoenix games in other venues around New Zealand, the Yellow Fever have liased with the local branch of the Ronald McDonald house to provide a similar experience for a family, including families based in Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton.
In 2019, when the Phoenix played a home match in Cambelltown, Sydney, the Fever collated over 50 tickets that were donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Westmead, Sydney.
The feedback from the families, Ronald McDonald House, the club, sponsors and fans has been overwhelming. The smiles on the faces of the kids and their parents, often at their first ever game of football, is really something special.
To make a donation, you can transfer to Yellow Fever Ltd's bank account at
06-0565-0822765-02. 100% of donations go directly to funding future matchday experiences.