Cricket Australia confirms official charity partners for 2019/20 summer of cricket
November 13, 2019
The 2019/20 Domain Test Series is set to be a strong one on and off the field, with the 2019/20 Cricket Cares program locked in for another year.
Last season was the most successful yet for Cricket Cares, with the Australian Cricket family rallying to raise more than $1.98 million for charity beneficiaries.
Longstanding partners McGrath Foundation and Movember will continue for the twelfth straight year, with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Taverners Australia and Telethon rounding out our partners for the 2019/20 Domain Test Series, with all set to benefit from the second year of Gold Coin donations on day five of each Test.
Executive General Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Karina Keisler said:
“Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our cricket community, more than $1.98 million was raised at Test matches for Cricket Australia’s charity partners over the 2018/19 summer, a phenomenal effort.
“The money raised from each Test match this summer will go towards funding vital programs led by our charity partners who depend on this money to perform essential work in the community.
“We know how special our cricket community is and how important it is when they see the need to give back and come together to support such important causes.
“Gold coin admission on day five of each Test will once again be a key fundraising feature of the Domain Test series.
“It’s another fantastic way for us to help give back to our charity partners and the cricket community, if we get to day five of a Test.
“Having a presence throughout the Domain Test Series is an excellent chance for our partners to connect with fans and educate them about the vital work they are doing in helping people in need.”
Approaching the halfway mark of Movember, The Movember Cricket Association has already raised more than $110,000 to continue driving awareness and change to the health issues facing men in Australia, while the iconic Domain Pink Test will enter its twelfth year, continuing to grow momentum on the cricket calendar.
Volunteer tin rattlers will be present at every Domain Test match and fans will also be able to donate to all partners through online donations, or by adding a donation when purchasing tickets.
Official charity partners for 2019/20 Domain Test Series
Domain Brisbane Test: 21 – 25 Movember 2019, Movember Foundation
Domain Adelaide Test: 29 Movember – 3 December 2019, Taverners Australia
Domain Perth Test: 12 – 16 December 2019, Telethon (Foodbank)
Domain Boxing Day Test: 26 – 30 December 2020, Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Domain Pink Test: 3 – 7 January 2020, McGrath Foundation
Ways fans can donate
- Attend Day Five of any Domain Test match for a gold coin donation (subject to Test reaching Day Five).
- Donate to various official volunteers at match.
- Donate online or via multiple methods at match.
Through Cricket Australia’s official charity partners, disaster relief efforts and broader community work, the Cricket Cares program uses cricket as an agent of change in the community. In 2018/19, Cricket Cares raised over $1.98 million for CA’s official charity partners.
The Movember Foundation is the only global charity tackling men’s health issues year-round, supporting prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
McGrath Foundation raises funds to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, so people can access them for free. When the people we care about are in need, McGrath Breast Care Nurses are there for support. The Domain Sydney Pink Test has become the iconic centrepiece of the partnership between Cricket Australia and McGrath Foundation. 2019 marked the eleventh year of the Pink Test, with the Foundation raising over $1.3 million.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected children’s charities dedicated to providing best practice prevention and care for children and young people through evidenced-based programs. The Foundation is transforming the way society thinks about and responds to barriers to every child’s basic right to live free from violence and bullying.
Generations of Western Australians have grown up with Telethon and through their generosity have had a major impact on some of the life-threatening challenges that face children including food insecurity, brain cancer and leukaemia. At the Perth Test, funds raised through Telethon will support Foodbank WA’s School Breakfast Program.
Taverners Australia is a cricket-focussed charity supporting cricketers with a disability and cricketers from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds improve their lives through sporting participation and inclusion. Through the Sporting Chance Fund – a joint initiative of Cricket Australia and Taverners Australia – money is raised to support initiatives like the National Cricket Inclusion Championships that see cricketers who are blind or have low vision, deaf or hard of hearing and intellectually disabled compete for their state.
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