Eels major charities + Hall of Fame take centre stage at Jack Gibson Cup


PARRAMATTA Eels major sponsor Pirtek will donate their front of jersey logo to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) for tomorrow night's Jack Gibson Cup against the Roosters.

The Eels' final home game of the year will be a chance for the Club to help raise awareness of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, with Pirtek set to hand over an $80,000 cheque - funds the company has raised for the charity this year.

The Club will auction off the autographed, one-off jerseys worn by Eels players tomorrow night on the Club's website - The auction will begin from kick-off, with a proportion of the proceeds going to the PCFA.

Tomorrow night's clash will also feature the announcement of the Eels' newest Hall of Fame inductee.

Prior to match kick-off Club legends such as Ray Price, Geoff Gerard and Eric Grothe Snr will join a cast of former greats who will form a guard of honour on-ground for the ceremony.

The Pirtek Eels will also wear black armbands tomorrow night to honour Private Matthew Lambert, the Australian soldier who was killed in Afghanistan this week.

The Eels nominated the Commando Welfare Trust - an independent charity for the benefit of all members of the east coast Special Operations Unit - as its major charity for 2011, with the team donning the Trust logo for their Anzac Round clash against the Gold Coast Titans.

Whilst Pte Lambert was not part of the Special Operations Unit, the Club will don the black armbands to pay tribute to him and his family.

On the field, Eels winger Chris Hicks will notch up his 200th NRL game before his retirement at the end of the 2011 season.