Mun­gungo is on the hunt for teams

Central and North Burnett Times - - WEEKEND - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

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 noe­lene.mips@big­pond.com.

You can also phone Steve and Vicki at Mun­gungo Pub on 4166 5166 or email vicki@mun­gun­gopub.com

PHOTO: FILE

FAM­ILY FUN: Ev­ery­one is wel­come to have a go at Mungngo vs the World.

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