Assisting young Australian girls to develop grassroots women’s cricket in the Australia and the East Asia-Pacific region and tour to the Hong Kong 20/20
Cricket without Borders (CWOB) is a project giving women from regional Australia the opportunity to play cricket on an International stage. The women involved all play for their own club teams but come together when they represent CWOB. This tour offers girls/women across metropolitan and regional Victoria the opportunity and cultural experience to play and participate in community coaching outside Australia.
CWOB are fundraising for a tour to Hong Kong where they have been invited to participate in the first women’s International T20 competition. They are halfway to reaching their target of $20k.
CWOB used social media, word of mouth and promotion through their website to push their fundraising project and reach donors. As a small organisation CWOB only had two people on the fundraising committee. Once they received a donation, donors were thanked via Facebook, personal letter or through an email.
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“The Sports Foundation have donated considerable resources and advice to assist us in our endeavors, we have thoroughly enjoyed talking to them”
– Ken Jacobs, Director Cricket without Borders