From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Jack has been named as one of 4 Finalists for the Young Australian of the Year Award (QLD).

Jack was nominated by the good folk at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia for his community work which has included:

Last year, at 15 years of age, Jack became the youngest person ever to cycle across Australia when he rode from Perth to Surfers Paradise for charity – 4,500 kms in just 30 days – raising $25,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia.

Other Charity & Community Work

His charity work also includes the donation and management of the web site for charity cycle www.sydneytosurfers.org.au, a site that has helped to raise in excess of $200,000 this year for disadvantaged youth.

  • Jack ran the full 2009 Gold Coast marathon and the grueling 96 km Kokoda Challenge in July for charity.
  • He volunteers two weeks of his school holidays each year to a camp for disabled children.
  • He speaks to Scouting groups on the importance of regular exercise and doing your very best.

“…A Special Young Man…”

As legendary Australian cyclist Robbie McEwen said about Jack’s efforts:

“Jack Sinclair is a special young man, who through personal sacrifice, dedication, perseverance and guts is giving his all to support other young Australians.

As a teenager it is easy to be consumed by your interests, wondering what the world is going to do for you.

Jack is different, he’s thinking about and DOING what he can for others in need.”

Winner Announced Thursday November 19

The winner of the Young Australian of the Year Award is announced on Thursday November 19, 2009.

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