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Sport clubs tackle Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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The annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout is using sport to help put the spotlight on homelessness.

In its 12th year, the annual sleepout - in which bosses swap comfy beds for sleeping bags on pieces of cardboard - is bringing the heads of the NRL, AFL and cricket clubs to help raise awareness of the problem.

"Sport unites Australians from all walks of life and this is a brilliant opportunity to put homelessness in the spotlight," Sydney Cricket Ground Trust chief executive Jamie Barkley said on Thursday.

"It's something that largely goes unnoticed in society and the trust is proud to help raise awareness and much-needed funds for the cause."

NRL boss Todd Greenberg, Greater Western Sydney CEO David Matthews and Cricket NSW chief Andrew Jones have committed to the June 22 event, which hopes to raise $2.3 million for frontline services.

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