GIVEAWAY| Fancy experiencing a live game of AFL at the new Adelaide Oval?

COMPETITION CLOSED

IF you're a proud wearer of blue, red and gold each AFL season, the Herald has a treat in store for you.

There are two tickets up for grabs to the first Adelaide Crows match against the Sydney Swans at 1.40pm this Sunday (April 5).

It's at the brand new Adelaide Oval and there are only limited tickets available to the public.

To be one of the lucky ones in the crowd all you need to do is comment at the bottom of this article with your name or drop into the Herald's Smith St office.

Local Crows fans will be thrilled to know that this is first of several sets of tickets to be given away throughout the year. 

So if you miss out this time around there will be another opportunity at one of the next home games.

Entries close at 12noon Thursday (April 3).

Did you know the Adelaide Football Club focuses a great deal of its energy off the field as well as on it?

The Crows Foundation recently reached $1million in donations given towards SA children in need.

It announced three new partnerships for 2014 and will continue to work tirelessly with charities across the State - as it has done so since its inception in 2005.

This year the foundation's major partner will be Variety, The Children's Charity.

A total of $50,000 has been donated to sponsor the "Show of Hearts" scholarship program which helps SA children to pursue their dreams - whether it be in the sports, the arts or academic arena.

It will also contribute $16,500 to Operation Flinders - an eight-day camp in the northern Flinders Ranges each March for "at risk" youth.

The third nominated charity is Down Syndrome SA with $15,000 donated towards the "Club Jungle" weekly program which will host 100 down syndrome children aged five to 13 years in a gymnasium.

Other charities which have benefited in the past nine years have included Canteen, Starlight Foundation, Asthma Foundation, Leukaemia Foundation, The Smith Family and Save the Children.

What do the Crows do for people in regional areas, like me?

The Adelaide Football Club and Combined Rural Traders have joined forces to bring the country crows program to regional SA again for 2014.

Now in its fifth year, it will feature four coaching clinics in regional SA with the first to be in held in Crystal Brook on March 25, followed by Kapunda on April 1, Port Lincoln on May 5 and Mypolonga on May 28.

Adelaide Crows players Lewis Johnston, Sam Jacobs and Sam Kerridge are ambassadors for the program and will attend the clinics if their training and game schedule permits.

With around 10,000 of the club's record 51,000 plus memberships based in regional SA, the Country Crows program further connects the team with members and supporters who do not live in the city.

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