Lunch with Breakers star auctioned off

RACHEL YOUNG
Last updated 10:09 11/05/2012
Tom Abercrombie
JASON OXENHAM
PERFECT 10: Tom Abercrombie's rise with the NZ Breakers has seen the young Tall Blacks forward ranked a 10-point player in the Australia NBL's latest player points rankings.

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Basketball fans can bid for a lunch with a New Zealand Breakers star to help raise money for children who lost a parent in last year's February earthquake.

Tom Abercrombie, the 2011 Australasian National Basketball League best forward, is auctioning off lunch with himself to raise funds for the Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust, which provides financial support to children and their families who lost a parent in the February 22, 2011 earthquake.

The Trade Me auction, which closes on Wednesday, is a free lunch for two people with the 24-year-old basketballer at The Brickworks next Friday.

Abercrombie, who will be in Christchurch doing promotions for the SKYCITY NZ Breakers game against the Wollongong Hawks on September 11 at the CBS Arena, will spend just over an hour with the winners.

The 1.98-metre tall professional basketballer has played a variety of positions, including small forward, shooting guard and power forward.

Earlier this year, Abercrombie re-signed a three-year deal with the Breakers, but has an out clause allowing a departure to play in the National Basketball Association overseas.

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