Home > News >

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.”

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Josh Hazlewood looks back at his 5-wicket haul

South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 2 at Centurion: Amla departs for 208

Australia 221/4 at stumps against India on Day 2 of 2nd Test at Brisbane

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Maiden wickets, an elusive ton, and other highlights from Day 1

Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane guide India to 311/4 against Australia on Day 1 of 1st Test at Brisbane

Australia India Interviews Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin South Africa

Zimbabwe remove Stephen Mangongo as team’s Head Coach

South Africa declare at 552 for 5, teams take tea

Waqar Younis feels Pakistan win against New Zealand in fifth ODI will boost team

South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 2 at Centurion: Stiaan Van Zyl scores 100 on debut

Big Bash league 2014-15: Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Stars by 8 wickets

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 2: India’s familiar collapse, Umesh Yadav’s heroics and other highlights

Keki Tarapore – India’s manager on the successful West Indies tour of 1971

Shane Watson at No. 3? Australia may want to reconsider

Murali Vijay continues to make impressive progress against Australia

Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal: How can cricket eliminate the howler?

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here