Mungungo is on the hunt for teams
CRICKET: The Mungungo vs The World cricket game is on at the end of August, and prize donations have started to come in.
The annual mid-winter cricket fundraiser has been going on for five years now, and has gone from a scrappy game put together by a bunch of mates, to a major event on the Monto social calendar.
Right now, organisers are looking to get as many teams in as they can.
Mungungo Sport and Recreation club treasurer Noelene Titmarsh said they needed names in for final teams as soon as possible.
“We’ve only got four, maybe five teams, we need 10 to make it a good day,” Titmarsh said.
“There’s a lot of people saying they’re going to put them in, but I need them to physically put their forms in as soon as possible.”
The Mungungo vs the World games are purely for fun, and give people an opportunity to enjoy themselves while raising money for a good cause.
This year, the two charities of choice are LifeFlight and Monto Aged Care.
Titmarsh said people were encouraged to get creative with their teams.
“You can come out dressed up as Superman, or in a tutu, you can go crazy,” she said.
This year, the event won the Monto Australia Day award for a community event due to its role in raising money for charities.
This was a far cry from the first event five years ago, which was thrown together in six weeks and had just five teams.
In the last four years, the event has raised over $28,000.
The last game had 12 teams, making it all the more important this year gets more teams in to keep the momentum going.
Families are encouraged to bring kids on the day.
Paul Trace from Queensland Cricket will once again be attending the event with a kid’s corner, doing fun games and lessons for the under 14s.
The winning team wins $300 cash, while the runners-up get $70, and
❝ You can come out dressed up as Superman, or in a tutu, you can go crazy.
— Noelene Titmarsh
there is also a stack of raffle prizes to be won.
These range from tools and rum cartons donated by local businesses, all the way up to an adult pass to Australia Zoo or a 1770 Lagoons resort pass for two nights.
To nominate for a team, phone Noelene on 4166 1363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also phone Steve and Vicki at Mungungo Pub on 4166 5166 or email email@example.com
FAMILY FUN: Everyone is welcome to have a go at Mungngo vs the World.