16 April 2024 · Community News

Ross Whitby's Big Win in the Good for Cricket Raffle

Ross Whitby and his Toyota Corolla Cross GX

When Ross Whitby came to Downtown Toyota to collect his brand new Toyota Corolla Cross GX, he was in for a surprise. Not only had he won a fantastic prize from this year's Good for Cricket Raffle with his very own Carina Cricket Club, but cricket star Marnus Labuschagne was also there to hand over the keys in person.

Community Spirit and Generosity at the Forefront

The Good for Cricket Raffle has been a cornerstone of support for grassroots cricket clubs across Australia. With 986 clubs participating this year, a stunning $1,013,670 was raised from 202,734 tickets sold. Ross, a dedicated member of the Carina Cricket Club, is a perfect example of the strong community bonds formed through these clubs.

A Memorable Day at Downtown Toyota

Winning the Toyota Corolla Cross GX was a complete shock for our family, only matched by the surprise of meeting Marnus Labuschagne at Downtown Toyota to receive the keys. We've been part of the Carina Cricket Club for many years, enjoying incredible experiences, from meeting Australian cricketers to walking out on the field at the Gabba. But truly, nothing prepared us for the moment we won the car. It’s been a surreal joy and a testament to the wonderful community spirit at the club.

- Ross Whitby

Ross's words highlight not just his own unexpected joy but also the broader impact of the cricket community's support and camaraderie.

As we look ahead to the 2024/25 Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle, excitement is already building. This event is a fantastic opportunity for supporters to help their local clubs and win great prizes. By registering early, you can be part of the action and help make a significant difference in the grassroots cricket community.

You can register your interest for the 2024/25 Good for Cricket Raffle here and get ready to support and possibly win.  

Continued Support for Our Cricket Clubs

At Downtown Toyota, we're committed to more than just selling cars—we're invested in building community. The Good for Cricket Raffle helps us give back to the clubs that are the lifeblood of local cricket, fostering young talent and ensuring vibrant sports environments.

Stay connected for more updates, stories, and community highlights. Together, let’s keep the spirit of cricket thriving!