It won’t be as big as Day 3, the Glenn McGrath Foundation Breast Cancer fundraiser at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but Wyee Cricket Club’s ‘Pink Stumps Day’ on Saturday, December 15 will have the same emotion and convey the same message.
While the Aussies will be taking on India before a chanting crowd in early January, Wyee Wombats will be at home to their great rivals, Doyalson, on Saturday week, and the local lads are hoping for a big crowd to cheer them on and raise some well earned funds for the McGrath Foundation.
The inaugural ‘Pink Stumps Day’ contest should be a cracker too, with Doyalson current leaders in the Newcastle City and Suburban competition by a solitary point from the second placed Wombats.
Wyee secretary, Troy Martin, said the club is proudly supporting the McGrath Foundation this year as a gesture to their former captain whose mother died of breast cancer. “Everyone is touched in some way by cancer and we are doing our bit to help out.”
“We are setting our fundraising goal at $500 for the day,” he said.
As the only sporting team representing Wyee, the lads are hoping that a good number of spectators will get to the game from 1.30pm until around 6pm. All proceeds from the BBQ and drinks stall, plus the players’ match fees will be donated to the charity.
What: Cricket – Wyee v Doyalson
Where: Wyee Oval, Wyee
When: Saturday, December 15, 1.30pm-6pm