The Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority has linked with SACA, AFL clubs Adelaide and Port Adelaide, and the SANFL to stage the event, with net proceeds from ticketing, catering, sponsorship and all other donations to go to the SA Bushfire Appeal.
Crows and Power players will take to the field alongside some special guests in the Twenty20 game.
To kickstart the appeal, SACA and the Adelaide Strikers have also dedicated the Australia Day BBL game at Adelaide Oval on 26 January as a major fundraising event.
This is in partnership with the Strikers’ major partner People’s Choice Credit Union, who will make a $50,000 donation.
SACA Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw said:
“We know many SACA and Strikers members and the wider cricket community want to support those affected by these terrible bushfires.
“We are pleased to support the Bushfire T20 Showdown by managing the event operations side of the cricket game and we also plan to find a couple of special guests to boost the teams.
“We will start the fundraising at the Strikers’ BBL game on Australia Day. We also thank People’s Choice Credit Union for their generous commitment. There will be a range of other fundraising initiatives for this match to be announced in coming weeks.
“Additionally, SACA and the Strikers have committed to spending $50,000 to assist community cricket clubs in affected areas as part of our bushfire relief support plan.
“SACA will also continue to look for ways we can help and work with affected communities in coming weeks and months to assist them as they rebuild.”
People’s Choice Chief Executive Officer Steve Laidlaw said:
“The scale of this disaster is beyond imagination – the biggest fire tragedy the world has witnessed – but the personal tragedy brings home the true cost of this disaster.
“People’s Choice will be supporting the newly-formed SA Bushfire Appeal with an initial $50,000 donation and we will be working with our partners, the Adelaide Strikers, to make every big hit count at their inaugural Australia Day Big Bash match.”
Further information about how to donate for the BBL game on January 26 will be announced soon.
The Bushfire T20 Showdown match is not being played under the auspices of SACA or Cricket Australia and therefore SACA Members do not gain free entry. With the objective of the match to raise funds for the bushfire appeal, we hope that our SACA Members get behind this match and buy a ticket for this worthy cause. Tickets go on sale through Ticketek at 9am on Tuesday, 14 January.
WHAT: Bushfire T20 Showdown
WHEN: 2.30pm, Sunday, 2 February
WHERE: Adelaide OvalTICKETS: $20 for adults, $5 for kids and $40 for families. Tickets go on sale through Ticketek at 9:00am on Tuesday, 14 January. Free public transport for ticket holders.