Waverley Park was glowing purple last night, as the Hawks joined in the #PurpleLightUp initiative taking place around the world in celebration of International Day of People with Disability.
#PurpleLightUp is a global movement designed to draw attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million employees with a disability around the world.
According to GM-Foundation and Community Kerrie Brewer, the Hawks are passionate about encouraging inclusivity and providing equal opportunities for those living with disability.
“As a club, we are proud of our work in the inclusive space and are committed to leading the way to a stronger, more inclusive society,” Brewer said.
"We are stronger as a club for the contributions made by people with a disability, whether that be as employees, members, fans or players across our FIDA, AFL Blind and Wheelchair Football teams.
“We are incredibly supportive of initiatives like #PurpleLightUp 2020, as they spark conversations about the wonderful contributions people with disability make in society, and encourage people to see them for their ability, not their disability.”
The initiative was made possible by lighting company Resolution X, who provided and set up the purple flood lights to achieve the incredible spectacle.
See some of the photos from the fantastic spectacle of a purple Waverley Park below.