Muscat and Mates Unite for Flood Relief

Melbourne Victory Captain, Kevin Muscat has joined forces with teammate Adrian Leijer and Melbourne Heart players John Aloisi and Simon Colosimo, in a bid to raise much needed funds for the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal.

Melbourne Victory Captain, Kevin Muscat has joined forces with teammate Adrian Leijer and Melbourne Heart players John Aloisi and Simon Colosimo, in a bid to raise much needed funds for the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal.

Terrible flooding across western Victoria has affected 62 towns, including hard-hit Horsham, Beaufort, Charlton, Echuca, Warracknabeal and Rochester, with about 1730 properties now affected. Upon hearing of the devastation, Muscat was only too happy to help.

“As a proud Victorian, helping the Red Cross to raise funds for the victims of the recent floods was the least I could do.”

“To their credit, when I spoke to Adrian, John and Simon none of the boys had to think twice. They all knew how tough some Victorian-s are doing it at the moment and wanted to get involved in any way they could.”

“Sport is often the thing that holds country towns together, so it-s important that we - as professional athletes - do what we can to help those affected bounce back, and bounce back quickly.”

The highest bidder will enjoy a once in a lifetime football opportunity consisting of the following;

•The winner and 3 friends will join Kevin Muscat, Adrian Leijer, Simon Colosimo and John Aloisi for dinner at the Crown Entertainment Complex at a date to be determined.

•They will be presented with 4 personally signed football shirts (2 x Melbourne Victory and 2 x Melbourne Heart).

•A fully catered box for 10 people at Melbourne Victory v Gold Coast United on Sunday, January 30, 2011.

•A fully catered box for 10 people at Melbourne Heart v Central Coast Mariners on Friday, February 4, 2011.

Interested bidders can click here to place a bid. The winning bidder-s donation will be tax deductable.

Further to the auction, collection tins will be located at Gates 3, 5 and 7 at Saturday night-s third Melbourne Derby, while volunteers will roam the Etihad Stadium concourse taking donations. Those wanting to make donations can also call the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal direct on 1800 811 700 or visit www.redcross.org.au

Australian Red Cross, in partnership with the Victorian Government, launched the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal 2011, with all funds raised to be used in support of individuals, families and communities affected by recent events.