The combined efforts of the South Australian Cricket Association, the Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football Clubs, the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and the SANFL helped raise a grand total of $1,015,239 to bushfire relief efforts spanning back to the Adelaide Strikers’ Bushfire Appeal match held on Australia Day.
Over 34,000 people attended Sunday’s Bushfire T20 Showdown in an impressive sign of support for the charity drive.
Port Adelaide won the match by 14 runs with an imposing 7/231 off its 20 overs, however the result was almost an afterthought given the generosity of the South Australian public.
Several SACA cricketers put their skills on display in the clash, with Strikers spinner Rashid Khan, West End Redbacks captain Travis Head, Statewide Super SA Scorpion Bridget Patterson and Adelaide Crows ambassador Alex Carey among those to impress in their adopted colours.
Fans can continue to support the fundraising effort by bidding for Rashid Khan’s Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV which is now live on auction. All proceeds will go towards the SA Bushfire Appeal drive.
Donations can also still be made directly here.
.@travishead34 giving @rashidkhan_19 a taste of his own medicine 😂— Adelaide Strikers (@StrikersBBL) February 2, 2020
Over $1Million raised for the SA Bushfire Appeal over the past week. Thank you to everyone involved! 👏 #T20Showdown #BlueEnergy pic.twitter.com/EZZG9C94i0