Bakers face off in the battle of the pies
While the players were hard at work preparing for the first State of Origin bakers from New South Wales and Queensland were already baking hot as they faced off for the launch of the 2016 Pie of Origin. This annual fund raising initiative was launched at Tumbalong Park on Wednesday 25th May.
With rivalries running hot after Beefy’s Pie (Queensland) 2015 victory, the team from Glenorie Bakery were hungry to bring the cup home to New South Wales.
Excited crowds gathered as former NRL star Jimmy Smith called the teams to the face off with Rob Pirina from Glenorie Bakery along with NRL legend Mario Fenech supporting New South Wales. Queensland captain Mark Hobbs from Beefy’s Pies came forward however Kerrod Walters who publically declared himself a Beefy’s supporter failed to arrive. Along with former league legend Paul Dunn the crowds cheered on supporting their state as more people come out to show their state pride.
This year the teams are looking to raise $15,000, proud to be once again supporting the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Queensland.
With the Pie of Origin now in its fifth year it holds a special place in Mr Pirina’s heart with three children of his own and is proud to support his state encouraging everyone to get involved "To support your state this origin series is easy and delicious. Simply add $1 to any Glenorie Bakery pie to make it a Pie of Origin. It’s that simple."
So come on New South Wales it’s time to support your state, support your mates and get a Glenorie Bakery pie on your plate. Together we can help support our kids and bring the Pie of Origin back to New South Wales where it belongs. Go the Blues!