Harley-Davidson and NRL Join Forces for Good Cause

Harley-Davidson throws its support behind the “Hogs for the Homeless” ride.

The three week tour is focused on raising awareness and funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets charity.

Rugby League greats Brad Fittler, Nathan Hindmarsh, Matt Cooper and Steve Menzies will join this year’s ride which leaves Sydney on Monday 15th February.

The riders are expected to travel more than 3500km, making stops in 17 country towns including Mudgee, Forbes, Wagga Wagga, Tingha and Gloucester.

The ride will then end on Friday, 4th March as the riders perform a lap of honour before the Sea Eagles vs Bulldogs Round 1 NRL clash at Brookvale Oval.

Along the way the guys will run Rugby League clinics at schools and local Rugby League clubs, and distribute 3,000 footballs to children.

They will be joined by Josh Perry, Steve Roach and Ian Schubert.

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 once 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 will be supporting the fundraising by providing a Hard Candy Custom Gold Flake Forty-Eight valued at $19,995 as first prize in the tour’s raffle.

According to Homelessness in Australia, 1 in 200 people in the country are homeless and 27% of those are under the age of 18.

More information on the tour including the itinerary and raffle ticket sales can be found on the NSWRL website.

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