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Footballers help Harley help homeless

Harley-Davidson® Gets Into Gear For 2016 Hogs For The Homeless
Hogs For The Homeless riders

Well-known Australian footballers and other celebs are throwing their legs over some Harley-Davidsons and riding around NSW to help spread the word and raise money for the homeless.

They are: 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.

They will be riding in the annual three-week Hogs for the Homeless ride which raises awareness and funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets charity.

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It is again sponsored by Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand who will this year provide a Hard Candy Custom Gold Flake Forty-Eight Sportster, valued at $19,995, as first prize in the associated raffle.

According to Homelessness in Australia, 1 in 200 people in the country are homeless and 27% are under the age of 18. In 2012, there were nearly 47,000 homeless young people under the age of 25 in Australia.

Hogs for the Homeless tour engages local communities through meet-and-greets with the footballers, school rugby league clinics and other activities in order to promote the message around youth homelessness.

The tour kicked off today (February 11) from Terry Hills Tavern with a performance by Grinspoon musician Phil Jamieson and a charity auction conducted by Tim Gilbert.

The Hogs for the Homeless tour will continue through Mudgee, Forbes, Wagga Wagga, Cooma, Bonbaderry, Gunnedah, Glen Innes, Lennox Head, Gloucester, Cessnock, Oberon, Penrith, Campbelltown and St Marys.

Adam Wright, Director of Marketing for Harley-Davidson® Australia and New Zealand, says the tour is a “great reward for our team and the dealers involved”.

The Forty-Eight balances function and style with the bold visual presence offered by the Hard Candy Custom Gold Flake finish that is sure to turn heads.

To lend your support, purchase Hogs for the Homeless raffle tickets and catch the crew on tour.