MELBOURNE: Australian sportspeople and organizations are raising millions of dollars in aid for the survivors of the country's wild
fires that have killed at least 181 people.
The Australian soocer team is donating match fees from the Asian Group 1
qualifying match at the 70,000-seat Yokohama stadium, and Football Federation
Australia has already made a five-figure donation.
Australia's cricketers helped raise an estimated 6 million Australian
dollars ($3.9 million) to aid relief and recovery efforts, including
contributions from major sponsors, gate receipts and player donations, during
a limited-overs international against New Zealand in Brisbane.
Other sporting bodies, including the Australian Olympic Committee and the
Australian Rugby Union, have also announced donations to the Victorian
Bushfire Appeal. -AP