Orford Donates
$10,000 to charity

After a brilliant 2004 season Melbourne Storm half-back Matt Orford was rewarded, taking out the Footy Show?s PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD on Channel 9.

Instead of pocketing the $20,000 bonus, Orford has decided to donate half to charity?.

?. OPEN FAMILY AUSTRALIA, the chosen one.

Open Family is a not for profit organization that works with street kids (aged 12-18 years) to reconnect them back into the community.

Invited as a guest speaker, Orford will make his generous offer tomorrow at the Open Family 500 Club sports luncheon at the MCG. All media are welcome to attend for the cheque presentation:

WHEN: Friday 3 December, 2004. TIME: 12.00pm for a 12.30pm start. WHERE: Level 2, Jack Ryder Room, MCG.

Enter via Gate 7, next to light tower 3?. Southern Stand.