The Canberra Racing Club has announced a partnership with the Terry Campese Foundation which will host a meeting in September to help raise funds for disadvantaged youths in the ACT and Queanbeyan.
Money raised from the September 3 race day will go towards the Foundation's 2022 youth mentor program, which aims to build confidence and self-worth in the region's marginalised youngsters.
Campese, who played 139 NRL games for the Raiders, and who is still active in the game as a playing coach for the Queanbeyan Blues, set up the Foundation in 2012.
The charity also works with regional hospitals and helps fund the Queanbeyan Sleepbus, which provides temporary accommodation for people sleeping rough.
"We are thrilled to support the Terry Campese Foundation and their mission to support marginalised young people," Canberra Racing Club chief Andrew Clark said.
"TCF join a long list of the Club's charity and community partners and I am sure that the TCF's race day event will prove to be a great fundraising venture for them in the years to come."
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Campese encouraged the community to get behind the race day.
"We're currently on the hunt for some race sponsors so I urge anyone interested to make contact soon because they will go fast," he said.