Our boys to bowl over fundraising goal
Port Panthers Pirates Cricket Club will be one of hundreds of community clubs across Australia participating in Pink Stumps Day on February 18.
The Day is an initiative of the McGrath Foundation and Cricket Cares, Cricket AustraliaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s community action program.
The McGrath Foundation was bowled over by the massive response in 2011 for the inaugural Pink Stumps Day, with 665 clubs uniting to raise over $550,000.
With the Pink Test in Sydney now in its fourth year, the McGrath Foundation and Cricket Australia look to again spread the hot pink magic beyond the Sydney Cricket Ground and onto the pitches of Port Macquarie.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pinks Stumps Day was started to help involve local communities in the spirit of the Sydney Pink Test and we were blown away by how big it was,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Chairman and Co-Founder of the McGrath Foundation, Glenn McGrath.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This year, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re hoping to get more clubs involved with our community fundraising and raise funds for the McGrath FoundationÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s through the support of the Australian Government, Corporate Friends, Foundation Friends and the Australian public that weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been able to support more than 10,000 Australian families through their breast cancer experience in the past three years with our 65 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Support from the cricket community, with events such as Pink Stumps Day 2012, will go a long way to helping us support the next 10,000 families,Ã¢â‚¬Â Glenn said.
Port Panthers Pirates Cricket Club will receive a Pink Stumps Day Team Kit valued at over $500 that includes two sets of pink stumps and two sets of bails, six pink training safety cricket balls, one pair of pink McGrath Foundation wicketkeeper pads, 15 pink caps for the players and coaches, 12 pink McGrath Foundation sew-on badges, 100 pink McGrath Foundation temporary tattoos and a McGrath Foundation Team Kit bag.
Each club will also have a unique online fundraising page to help encourage donations.
All proceeds from the day will be donated to the McGrath Foundation to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women.
Port Panthers PirateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Pink Stumps Day will be held on Saturday, February 18 at Tuffins Lane No.1 kicking off at 1pm.
For more information about the event, visit the McGrath Foundation Pink Stumps Day website at www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au.