Tasracing’s Greyhound Adoption Program partners with Hobart Chargers for 2022 

Thursday 19 May 2022

Tasracing’s Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP Tasmania) will partner with the Hobart Chargers basketball team for the 2022 season.  

Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson said the GAP Tasmania program was run by people passionate about greyhounds and about educating the wider Tasmanian community that greyhounds make wonderful pets.  

“The greyhound is one of the kindest and gentlest dogs you will ever meet – I can speak from personal experience as I have two of my own at home,” he said. 

“GAP Tasmania is consistently looking for foster carers and people who may be interested in adopting a GAP greyhound and raising awareness about their welfare. 

“Through this partnership, we will be able to take these key messages to a new audience.” 

Hobart Chargers President Brett McKay said: 

“The partnership between the Hobart Chargers and GAP Tasmania provides an opportunity for the people of southern Tasmania to be introduced to this fantastic program that is all about matching greyhounds to new families as pets.   

“With the increasing exposure of basketball to our children, this partnership also introduces the next generation of pet owners to breed of dog they may not have ever given any consideration to as a loyal, gentle and kid friendly pet.” 

Throughout the 2022 NBL1 South season, individual greyhounds will be listed for adoption on Chargers TV and Chargers social media platforms and articles will be published about GAP Tasmania in the Chargers’ newsletters. 

In addition, two game night tickets to watch the Hobart Chargers play will be included with every greyhound adopted during the season. 

We also hope to introduce our basketballer directly to the dogs of the GAP Tasmania greyhound adoption program via the Shwisherr/Chargers clinics, primary school roster and possibly some game nights as well.   

Tasracing is the principal racing authority in Tasmania and operates GAP Tasmania with the overarching objective to give permanent homes to greyhounds when they retire from racing. 

The Hobart Chargers represents Hobart and southern Tasmania in the Coles Express NBL 1 competition.