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Michael Clarke to participate in yacht race for charity

Michael Clarke to participate in yacht race for charity
Michael Clarke will also host the ‘Clarkey for Kids’ fundraising lunch on July 24 © Getty Images

Jun 24, 2014

Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who has had rough times in his 10 years of career so far, will shift from cricket to yacht racing, supporting LOYAL Foundation in raising funds for medical equipment for children.

There are many reasons why the 33-year-old cricketer will be part of the challenge, where he compete in Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race.

“Donating signed bats and shirts can only do so much. I have committed to a totally different and very challenging sport in order to bring attention to the cause,” Clarke was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia‘s official website.

“This is the first time I have been able to join the Perpetual LOYAL crew, as they’re usually setting off for Hobart at about the same time I am tossing a coin in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.”

Clarke will also host the ‘Clarkey for Kids’ fundraising lunch on July 24, which will be followed by the Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht race on July 26.

“For some time I have been giving thought to how I can use my profile to make more of a difference to people in need,” Clarke said.

“During the last few years, I have witnessed first-hand the great work of our medical practitioners during very needy times for young children. However, I have also been made acutely aware of the shortage of life-saving medical equipment to assist our doctors.”

“Over the last few years, three infants very close to me have needed life-saving medical equipment to survive. My three-year-old nephew spent several weeks just after he was born in intensive care. My niece, who was born 10 weeks premature, is right now being looked after in an intensive care unit. While the doctors are doing an amazing job, there is a huge shortage of reliable medical equipment,” said the Australian cricketer.

“A few years ago my god-daughter was also looked after fabulously in an ICU; and now I want to do something for other children – and naturally their families – who need life-saving medical equipment. I hope that the Australian public and particularly my home town of Sydney can get behind me and the great cause of ensuring our children have the best possible technology when they are sick or injured.”

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