Healtheries is giving schools the chance to win new sports gear and meet rugby legend Dan Carter.

The promotion, in partnership with Countdown supermarkets nationwide, gives customers the opportunity to nominate a school to win $10,000 in sports gear. Carter, who is a Healtheries brand ambassador, will personally deliver the cash to the winning school. The winning customer will also get to meet the rugby star and receive a $1,000 prize pack.

This is the third year the promotion has run, with Carew Peel Forest School in the South Island winning the first year and Silverdale Normal School in Hamilton winning last year.

“We are excited to be partnering with Countdown again for this promotion, and being able to contribute new sports gear to a school. Being active is important for youngsters and we hope the prize money will have a positive impact,” Healtheries marketing manager Rachel McKendry said.

“We are really looking forward to delighting another school this year with a brand new sports gear package and a visit from Dan.”

Customers are automatically entered into the draw by swiping their ONECARD when purchasing any two Healtheries supplements, teas, or Kidscare products before 27 March at Countdown supermarkets.

Carter will deliver the prize money to the winning school in July.