Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand is once again teaming up with some NRL legends to support the annual “Hogs for the Homeless” ride. Rugby League greats Brad Fittler, Nathan Hindmarsh, Matt Cooper and Steve Menzies will join this year’s ride to raise awareness and funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets charity. The three week long tour leaves Sydney on Monday, 15th February 2016 and ends at Brookvale Oval on Friday, 4th March. The riders will then perform a lap of honour before the Sea Eagles vs Bulldogs Round 1 NRL clash. The guys will be joined along the way by Josh Perry, Steve Roach and Ian Schubert. They expect to travel more than 3,500km, and make stops in 17 country towns including Mudgee, Forbes, Wagga Wagga, Tingha and Gloucester. As well as the charity work, they will run Rugby League clinics at schools and local Rugby League clubs and distribute 3,000 footballs to children. Brad Fittler has been a passionate supporter of Youth off the Streets since his playing days and is thrilled to be a part of the journey again. “It is amazing to see how animated the people get when we arrive in these small country towns,” said the former Origin captain. Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand have provided a Hard Candy Custom Gold Flake Forty-Eight valued at $19,995 to be raffled during the tour. Adam Wright, Director of Marketing for Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand, said “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 Australia, 1 in 200 people in the country are homeless and 27% of those are under the age of 18. The itinerary for the tour and raffle ticket sales can be found here.
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