Another week down and we’re pushing on through. In fact, despite the world’s best efforts, we’re actually feeling pretty ok this week. Take out the apocalyptic Omicron case numbers, global chicken tenders shortage and whatever happened to Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa, it’s been a great week…Anyways, here’s Feel-Good Friday.
Curry Brand and UA Take Over Melbourne
Fancy yourself a 3-point sniper? This Saturday, you can test your skills when Curry Brand, powered by Under Armour, takes over Princes Garden Court in Prahran, Melbourne. Kicking off from 10am-4pm, the monster event will mark the launch of the seven-part footwear collection that brings the spirit of Sesame Street’s iconic Muppets to the basketball court. Take part in all the on-court action with 3-Point competition running throughout the day, as well as music, entertainment and live art.
For those who head down, the area will be transformed into a Curry-branded court, ready to play centre stage to the “Shoot Like Steph” contest. Each contestant has 60 seconds to shoot up to 21 balls, with a maximum of 25 points in a round, with the three highest scorers on the day advancing to the Championship Round to compete for AUD$10,000.
Better still, in the spirit of “Changing the Game For Good”, Curry Brand has forged a partnership in Australia with Charity Bounce, an organisation that inspires positive change for disadvantaged individuals and communities. At 1pm, a host of familiar Australian athletes and personalities, like Andrew Bogut, Alex Volkanovski and Tracy Williams will be taking part in a 3-Point challenge, with every successful throw netting $100.00 for Charity Bounce. Get down and enjoy the show!
Good Coffee, Great Freebies
If you find yourself on the East Coast this summer, there’s good news. The legends over at oat-milk icon Minor Figures are hitting the road, slinging freebies across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Best of all, there’s $5,000 is on the line! If you can track down the Minor Figures crew in the Freebies Ute, you can score an icy cold latte, mocha, chai latte, matcha latte or black coffee specialty brew free of charge. If you like what you try, pick up a can from any Aussie retailer from now until the end of Summer, and upload your receipt to the Minor Figures website for your shot at winning 5K cash. Just keep an eye out for a pink esky on wheels, with a retro neon sign that screams FREEBIES.
Ralph Lauren’s World-First for the Aus Open
Iconic menswear brand Ralph Lauren has debuted the RLX CLARUS Polo Shirt exclusively at the 2022 Australian Open Tennis Tournament, marking a serious showcase of sustainability. Made with the world’s first high-performance cotton fabric, the RLX CLARUS Polo Shirt transforms virgin and recycled cotton in a completely new way. According to RL, the technology creates ‘enhanced cotton fibres with high-performance attributes, like quick-drying and moisture management, while still retaining the comfort and breathability of the cotton’. Kicking off the launch was a blockbuster debut at the AO that featured Josh Cavallo, the inspiring Australian football player that captured global attention last year when he spoke publicly about his sexuality.
“I’ve been a longtime fan of Ralph Lauren – they’re a classic brand with incredible style and are always pushing boundaries to make really innovative, new products,” says professional Australian football player Josh Cavallo. “As a professional athlete who trains every day, it’s incredible to be able to wear a 100% cotton shirt that is stylish, has superior performance qualities and keeps me comfortable even on the hottest of days – all made with a sustainable spirit.”
Ash Barty Serves Up Some Wishes
World #1 tennis player Ash Barty is set to join forces with acclaimed Australian artist Ashvin Harrison to create a one-off artwork that will be auctioned for charity. Employing Ashvin’s trademark balance of monochrome structures next to colourful details, the piece depicts Ash’s iconic Wimbledon victory and features splashes of colour served up by the tennis ace herself.
Conceived by Swiss watchmaker Rado, of which Barty is an ambassador, the art-for-charity project will employ internationally renowned online art gallery Singulart to auction the vibrant final artwork, the tennis balls and racquet used in its creation and a limited edition Rado HyperChrome Ash Barty timepiece. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Australia to help grant wishes for children with critical illness.
“It was an amazing experience working with Ashvin and Rado on this very special piece of art. Ashvin is so talented and has created something very cool, I was excited to help him. I hope the artwork can raise much-needed funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation who do such a wonderful job of helping kids and families.”