Hitting homelessness out of the park

Current and former Australian cricketers will be sleeping out this Sunday night to raise much needed funds to help change the lives of thousands of homeless youth who do not have a safe bed to sleep in at night.

The fundraising event is being held by The Chappell Foundation who have done so much to support essential youth service organizations around Australia including Raw Potential Canberra.

The event has a fund-raising target of $100,000 and is being supported by Cricket Australia in conjunction with The Chappell Foundation’s Sports Stars Sleepout. Due to COVID restrictions, the event is being moved to balconies, backyards and couch hopping as many stars line up to help hit homelessness out of the park.

Current Australian captain Meg Lanning is participating along with World Cup hero Alyssa Healy and former test stars Greg Chappell, Matthew Hayden and Mitch Johnson. Many others are joining the challenge.

“The Chappell Foundation have done incredible work in supporting youth in this country and Raw Potential Canberra is incredibly appreciative of the relationship and support that we have received. This is a wonderful initiative and I urge Canberrans to support our cricketing heroes in raising funds to combat the homelessness and other challenges faced by our young people,” said Raw Potential Chairman, Paul Kane.

To make a donation, simply visit www.sportsstarssleepout.com

Further information about the work of The Chappell Foundation, including their support for Raw Potential Canberra, can be found here.