Gympie cricketers don pink for cancer
GYMPIE Gold XI and the Gympie Devils will face off at Pink Stumps Day this weekend.
The McGrath Foundation fundraiser is being hosted by the Gympie Cricket Association on Sunday at Albert Park.
This year's event will be the first time the association has hosted three cricket matches, with the Gympie Hockey Association and Gympie Diggers Football Club joining the cause.
The women's hockey team will be rearing to go, with the talented Mills sisters at the crease. They will play the women of cricket who will have a fight on their hands.
The Diggers soccer club and Gympie men's hockey team will be trading their usual fields for the pitch.
Their big bash gets underway at noon.
Gympie Cricket Association president Troy Rowlands said the main event was sure to draw a crowd, with the Gympie Gold XI up against the Gympie Devils, who always give the Gold a run for its money.
Last year the event raised $2000 and with the introduction of another two games Rowlands said this year would hopefully be bigger and better.
Even just $500 raised would help the McGrath Foundation raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities nationally, and to increase breast awareness in young Australians.
The national cricket fundraiser is hosted right across the country this Saturday, however in order to get the most out of the day, Gympie is hosting the event on Sunday.
The day will include live music, commentating and mega raffles. There are even signed cricket bats to win.
Rowlands wants everyone attending the event to come dressed in pink and ready for fun.
He said if the impending rain washed out the day it would be postponed to the following Sunday, March 1.
Rowlands said if this year was a success then Gympie cricket would look at introducing a round-robin competition next year. That way more teams can get involved and help raise more money for breast cancer.