ORICA and the Central Queensland Capras may seem unlikely partners, but the two have joined forces with the Department of Communities with the common goal of stopping domestic violence.
Orica site manager Stewart Wotton said using a sport young men were associated with, such as rugby league, was a golden opportunity to get the message across.
"This makes sense to me," Mr Wotton said.
The Capras second Gladstone game on Saturday, May 12, will be used to raise awareness and encourage the community to stamp out domestic violence.
Mr Wotton said this was Gladstone's chance to get in line with the sport on a national level, where it had been made clear domestic violence was "well below the standards of the NRL".
"I think it's a good cause and the community itself should get behind it," he said.
Capras chief executive Brenton Williamson said he had become a Department of Communities ambassador for May.
"To work in partnership with Orica and the Department of Communities to raise awareness for an issue, which unfortunately is something we have to eradicate, is a great opportunity," Mr Williamson said.
Orica will be encouraging families to attend the match in support of this great cause, as well as the Capras, by giving away tickets.
Mr Wotton said 100 tickets would be distributed throughout Gladstone schools to encourage parents to take their kids to see the match.