They gathered in Perth's city centre to make an impassioned appeal to West Australians to dig deep to raise money for Telethon 2013, which starts today.
AFL players Nic Naitanui and Michael Walters joined Telethon stars Jack Day and Tahlia Polmear to show their support for Telethon and ask the public for theirs. For 11-year-old Eagles fan Jack, it was also an opportunity to meet one of his heroes, Eagles ruckman Naitanui.
Initially starstruck, Jack, who has cerebral palsy and gets around on a segway, quickly forgot his nerves.
"How are you so awesome," he asked sincerely.
"We just keep laughing. That's what we have to do in AFL. And training, I've just finished training. It was pretty tough," Naitanui replied modestly.
Naitanui and Dockers forward Walters will do their bit for Telethon tomorrow, helping to man the phone room and chat to callers to drum up donations.
Jack's obvious delight at meeting Naitanui is just one of the reasons the popular footballer helps with the Telethon effort.
"The kids get a bit of a thrill seeing the footballers," he said. "But also I've got family members, like my little cousin, who was at PMH, so our family has spent a bit of time there."
Walters said he wanted to help children like his 12-year-old nephew Jonathan who is disabled.