Harley-Davidson has teamed up with New South Wales Rugby League to support the 2016 Hogs for the Homeless ride.
Hogs for the Homeless is a three-week tour that focuses on raising awareness and funds for youth homelessness through Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets charity.
The tour departs from Terry Hills Tavern Thursday, February 11 with a performance by Phil Jamieson and a charity auction conducted by Tim Gilbert.
Adam Wright, spokesperson for Harley-Davidson said, “through involvement with Harley-Davidson Australia, we’ve been able to help spread the word and bring the troubling issue of youth homelessness in our community to light with the help of our national dealer network and some of Rugby League’s biggest names.
“That in itself has been a great reward for our team and the dealers involved.”
According to Homelessness in Australia, 1 in 200 people in the country are homeless and 27 percent are under the age of 18.
In 2012, there were nearly 47,000 homeless young people under the age of 25 in Australia.
The tour rides through Mudgee, Forbes, Wagga Wagga, Cooma, Bonbaderry, Gunnedah, Glen Innes, Lennox Head, Gloucester, Cessnock, Oberon, Penrith, Campbelltown and St Marys.
Rugby League legends Nathan Hindmarsh, Brad Fittler, Ian Schubert, Matt Cooper, Steve Menzies, Josh Perry, Jack Elsegood, Steve Roach, and Jarrod McCracken, musician Phil Jameson and V8 Supercar driver David Reynolds will be tackling the charity ride.
Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand are supporting the fundraising by providing a Motorcycle as first prize in the raffle.
First prize is a Harley-Davidson® Hard Candy Custom™ Gold Flake Forty-Eight™, valued at $19,995.
To lend your support, purchase Hogs for the Homeless raffle tickets and catch the crew on tour.
For more information on the tour, please visit http://www.nswrl.com.au/community/hogs-for-the-homeless.html