For our final home match of BBL|06, the Melbourne Stars is playing for rhinos.
You can be involved in helping us save the rhinos from extinction just by attending the match at the MCG on Saturday 21 January.
Optus and the Melbourne Stars are joining forces to donate $1 for everyone in the stadium when the Stars take on the Sixers – help us reach $50,000 in donations! – Buy your tickets here
We will also be raising funds through an auction where you can bid to take home some unique memorabilia.
Funds will go towards two special charities, Remembering Rhinos and Rhinos in Safe Hands, which work towards ending the rhino poaching crises that is putting the species in danger of extinction.
KP is donating three of his signed Spartan bats – two black rhino bats used throughout the season plus the special kids colouring rhino bat he’ll be playing with on 21 January.
In addition, each of the 13-player squad will be wearing a special Rhino playing top during the match on 21 January, which will be signed and auctioned after the match.
All funds raised will be contributing to two incredible causes:
Remembering Rhinos gets some of the world’s greatest wildlife photographers together to donate an image and create what is expected to be the world’s most beautiful book of rhinos ever made.
Remembering Rhinos partner with the Born Free Foundation to distribute the funds on the ground, where they are needed most, to end the poaching trade.
Rhinos in Safe hands was founded by fellow cricketer, Mark Bouncer. Mark has dedicated his post-cricket life to saving rhinos. His foundation micro-chips the rhinos and collects their DNA for a database that goes a long way towards saving the animals from decimation. The DNA database is an essential element in the fight against poaching as tracking of the horn helps track the illegal trade.