PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bryce Harper took a break from his offseason training to raise money for a good cause. The Phillies’ star outfielder posted a video on his Instagram page of him participating in the “Koala Challenge.”
“Koala Bear Challenge to raise money for Australia. That’s a big ole koala bear. Watch your head kid,” Harper said in the caption.
The internet challenge encourages people to take a video of themselves holding onto a workout bench upside down.
The challenge was started to raise awareness and money for the victims as well as firefighters battling brushfires ravaging Australia.
Earlier this week, Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons and Jonah Bolden joined other Australian NBA players to contribute $750,000 to help battle the fires.