EVER imagined of adopting a Blue?
Schools across Orange will have that exact opportunity after the Sydney Thunder launched an exciting new program headed by international cricketers Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, David Warner and Orange’s Chris Tremain.
The Thunder Local Hero program is open to all primary schools across the state and will see all Sydney Thunder players, including Australian captain Clarke, adopted by schools across term four and into the summer holidays.
Schools registered to be part of the program will receive unprecedented access to a Sydney Thunder player assigned to them.
They will also receive a Sydney Thunder Local Hero pack, including a bio and posters of their player, a schools activity pack, school stickers, and regular updates from the player via email and video messaging.
A select number of schools will also win a chance to have a Sydney Thunder player come to their school for a special clinic, or win tickets to a Sydney Thunder match.
Sydney Thunder star Mike Hussey said he was excited about the initiative.
“I am looking forward to being involved in the Sydney Thunder Local Hero program and getting closer to some of our youngest fans,” Hussey said.
“School kids are some of our greatest supporters so it will be great to be able to return some of that support across the summer.”
Sydney Thunder general manager Nick Cummins was looking forward to connecting with schools across region.
“Our local communities, schools and families are the heart of the Sydney Thunder, and we are pleased to be able to connect with them via this new initiative,” he said.
“I encourage a representative from any primary school to sign their school up, and look forward to engaging with them over the coming months.”
The Sydney Thunder Local Hero program is free to participate, and open to all primary schools.
A representative from the school can register at sydneythunder.com.au/localhero.