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Lucky League Stars youngsters to Dash game ball onto field in finals

Thanks to DoorDash, a bunch of lucky youngsters will enjoy the unforgettable experience of delivering an official game ball during the 2021 finals series.

With the playoffs taking place in various Queensland regions including the Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Rockhampton, Mackay and Brisbane, a participant in the League Stars program will walk the match ball onto the field prior to each of the nine games.

League Stars participants, aged 5-12, will be given information on how to enter a competition in which they'll be asked to explain why they should be chosen to deliver the game ball in 25 words or less.

DoorDash will also gift each winner 12 tickets to the match so their family and friends can watch them on the big stage.

After having NRL ambassadors including Michael Morgan, Darius Boyd and Mat Rogers deliver the game ball at the State of Origin matches earlier this year, DoorDash are now shifting their focus to the grassroots.

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Michael McCash, Senior Manager, Consumer Growth Marketing, said connecting with the grassroots community is a huge part of the reason DoorDash love sponsoring NRL.

"We'd love nothing more than to be there on game night, but we're proud to have some brilliant honorary Dashers helping us to deliver the ball throughout the finals series," McCash said.

"The grassroots community is such an important part of the game and we hope these little legends have an unforgettable night delivering the ball on our behalf."

League Stars program manager Jessica Wethered said DoorDash's support of juniors and the community was much appreciated.

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"It’s fantastic to be able to reward those Queensland-based participants with an opportunity of a lifetime," Wethered said.

"All thanks to the support of DoorDash, we look forward to more opportunities to work together on grassroots initiatives."

For the first week of the finals, honorary Dashers who deliver the ball will be handpicked.

"League Stars is all about having fun with friends and learning new skills on and also off the field," Wethered said.

"Participants will be chosen or nominated by their teachers, parents and coaches based on modelling great behaviour in class and during the League Stars program - showing teamwork, respect and inclusion."

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