There’s more than just a win on offer for the Brisbane Lions if they can kick a big score against Melbourne at The Gabba on Friday night.

With Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland (RMHC SEQ) as the Club’s game day partner, the Lions will donate $500 to RMHC SEQ for every goal they kick.

The non-for-profit organisation provides accommodation and support programs for families with ill or injured children.

They help families stay together in the midst of physical, emotional, and financial stress, with accommodation at Herston, South Brisbane, the Queensland Children’s Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Brisbane Lions veteran Dayne Zorko said he hopes his team can kick an extra big score on Friday night knowing it would help make a difference in the lives of many.


“Everyone one at the Brisbane Lions love the incredible work that Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland do and it’s great to have them as this week’s game day partner,” Zorko said.

“There’s nothing better than kicking goals in front of a packed Gabba crowd, and to know that $500 for each goal we kick goes to RMHC SEQ makes it even more special.

“I know when I am out there against the Dees that I will have extra motivation to sneak forward and kick some goals knowing that it will help support families and children doing it tough.”

Many of those from RMHC SEQ will be involved in Friday night’s match including the coin toss, being in the guard of honour and running out with the Lions as the team’s junior mascot.

The Ronald McDonald Houses and programs are run by a tirelessly hard-working team of staff and volunteers, aided by the generous support of donors, sponsors and corporate partners.

"We are delighted to be named as game day partner for the Brisbane Lions' match this week, with all funds raised on the night going directly towards providing essential accommodation and support programs to families with children who are ill or injured,” Meaghan Bush, RMHC SEQ Executive Manager of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications said.

"RMHC SEQ relies on support from the entire community. Without these generous contributions, we would be unable to keep our doors open to families in need 365 days a year."

"We wish the team the best of luck on the night and look forward to the exciting on-field opportunities some of our families will get to experience.”

There are many ways you can help support families with ill or injured children – you can make a donation, attend a fundraising event, become a corporate partner, volunteer or leave a gift in your Will.

Donations can be made at