Hogs For Homeless Keep Giving
NSWRL’s Brad Fittler has presented a cheque for $141,351.62 to Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets from funds raised during this year’s NSWRL Hogs For The Homeless Tour.
NSWRL Chairman Dr George Peponis joined Fittler at half-time of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Grand Final at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday as Father Chris Riley accepted the generous gesture.
Since its inception in 2013, Hogs For The Homeless has raised more than $450,000 for Youth off the Streets, with this year’s tour also raising much-needed funds for Rugby League clubs around NSW.
The fourth annual Hogs For The Homeless Tour saw former Origin greats including Fittler, Matt Cooper, Steve Menzies and Nathan Hindmarsh, ride their Harley Davidson motorbikes far and wide throughout NSW to raise awareness and funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets.
In addition, the crew helped drive Junior Rugby League membership and participation, with 3000 Rugby League balls handed out to children across 19 country towns in 10 days.
Having been a supporter of Youth off the Streets since his playing days, Fittler is thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and inspiring 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.
“It is so unbelievably humbling to meet these wonderful people who have so many great stories to share. I love seeing the smiles on kids’ faces when we put a footy in their hands.
“Helping people in need is something I feel strongly about and the more attention we can bring to the work of these organisations the better off thousands will be.”