Former Australian cricketer Brad Hodge will be in Ballarat next month to star at the Friends of India Network gala dinner.
Hodge has been secured for the event, which will be held at Ballarat's Civic Hall on Saturday, February 29.
The FIN is selling special VIP tickets to the dinner which offer the chance to dine and interact with the ex-Test player.
Hodge, now 45-years-old, played six Tests and 25 one-day internationals for his country and was a gun first class player with Victoria. In total, he scored 51 first class centuries among more than 17,000 runs.
An unbeaten 203 for Australia against South Africa in Perth during 2005 is perhaps Hodge's best known innings.
The event will follow a Twenty20 cricket match between the Ballarat Indians and Rest of Ballarat.
Teams are currently being assembled, with Ajay Reddy to captain the Indian side and Matt Clark the Rest of Ballarat team.
Rest of Ballarat has won the last two T20 fixtures and will be looking to make it three in succession in the match at Ballarat Grammar.
Last year, former Mt Clear cricketer Steve Young was the hero, smashing an unbeaten 43 from 21 balls to guide his team to a two-wicket victory. Young even hit the winning runs with a six over deep square leg.
The showdown on February 29 is set to start at 10.30am.
Funds raised on the day and at the dinner will go to support the Ballarat Heath Services' emergency department.
Tickets to sit on a table with Hodge are priced at $500, while those wishing to simply attend the evening can do so at $155. This will include dinner, drinks and entertainment.