Rugby Rivals Get Waxed For Charity
They give it their all in the boiler-room that is Super Rugby. Now footy stars and keen Bledisloe Cup rivals Dan Carter and Adam Ashley Cooper are giving an arm and a leg for a good cause.
The players’ greatest assets have been transformed into limited edition life sized wax sculptures to raise funds for the stars’ charities.
The exact replica wax sculptures of Dan’s foot and Adam’s arm are being auctioned on the ECOYA website in the week leading up to the first Bledisloe Cup test, going live at noon on Sunday 12 August and closing on Saturday 18 August, the same evening the guys meet on the footy field in the first Bledisloe Cup test for 2012.
“Statues of great warriors or athletes is a centuries old art form,” Says ECOYA’s Geoff Ross. “What we have been able to do with Dan and Adam is recreate exact life size forms of their arm and leg - part of their most valuable assets on the rugby field. Which can now become valuable assets to raise money off the rugby field, for charity.”
Funds raised from Adam’s wax sculpture are going to the Fresh Tracks Foundation whose vision is to improve the quality of life of young people suffering from brain injuries.
Adam Ashley Cooper – “I'm extremely proud and humbled to be an ambassador for the Fresh Tracks Foundation, helping raise awareness and funds
for those suffering ABI (Acquired Brain Injuries). I have a very close and special association with the people and family's involved in the Fresh Tracks charity.
“I’m hoping ECOYA's ‘An Arm & A Leg for Charity' auction helps raise money to assist the Fresh Tracks Foundation vision of improving the quality of life for young people suffering ABI.”
The funds raised from Dan’s wax sculpture will go to CanTeen, a well-known charity that supports young New Zealanders living with cancer.
Dan Carter – “I hope that through this project with ECOYA we raise greater awareness for CanTeen, as well as raising a lot of money so that CanTeen members can get the much needed care and services that only CanTeen can offer.”
UPDATE: Both Dan and Adam raised $2,500 for their respective charities.