Tickets on sale now for the Jim Stynes Foundation Long Lunch

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There's plenty to celebrate in Round 1, with the Demons returning to the hallowed turf to take on the Western Bulldogs on Sunday 17 March.

Melbourne will also be highlighting a cause close to home for its second match of the season, dedicating the anticipated clash to the Jim Stynes Foundation (JSF).

JSF continues the work of the late Jim Stynes. In partnership with the Melbourne Football Club since 2023, the Foundation strives to have impact in three core areas: youth leadership, youth mental health and youth programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Like Stynes, the Foundation believes in the boundless potential of young individuals, and their abilities to overcome challenges and make a positive difference in the world.

JSF connects funding with the Reach Foundation, Melbourne City Mission, and Santa Teresa Community Projects, to support the delivery of programs focused on youth development.

The relationship between Melbourne Football Club and JSF is a close and special one.

Stynes, a past player, Brownlow Medallist, President, and legend of the Melbourne Football Club, tragically passed in 2012. Since then, JSF has continued his work in a meaningful way to ensure that his legacy is carried out through the organisation that bears his name.

Before the Dees take the field in Round 1, fans are invited to join the inaugural JSF St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser.

Held at former Demon David Neitz’s new anticipated venue Brewmanity, this is a function that can’t be missed.

With festivities including Irish music, dancers, food and beverages, this event will raise valuable funds for the causes that Stynes was most passionate about.

Event Information:

Date: Saturday 16 March

Time: 12 - 5pm

Location: Brewmanity, South Melbourne

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Cost: $250pp