Going pink For cricket
MOSSMAN High School was a flourish of pink Friday afternoon when the students showed-up the teachers during an honorary cricket match.
The school donned their favourite pink clothing and accessories to raise money for the McGrath Foundation and also local charity Pink in the Tropics - and they managed to raise nearly $1000.
Sports coordinator Ben Vikionkorpi said it was $200 more than last year, proving just how ‘‘altruistic’’ their students are.
‘‘It’s shows they care about other people in their community. We support these charities because many people in the community and their families are effected by cancer, so it’s good awareness for them and teaches them community spirit,’’ he said.
‘‘It was a good social day, there was heaps of participation and the kids loved to play, feedback we got from teachers was it was heaps better than last year and they had a good time.’’
Mr Vikionkorpi said because it was a social match, the teachers took it in good spirit when the kids beat them during the main match of the day: Students vs Teachers.
‘‘The kids could’ve played much better, they played down to our teacher level, to be honest we have an exceptional bunch of talented kids,’’ Vikionkorpi said.
‘‘It’s always hard to compete against them, they were very nice and took it easy on us, but got there in the end to win by five runs - we got 68 and they batted second and finished on the last over of the day makign 73. It was lots of fun.’’
Mossman High School has donated $500 to the McGrath Foundation and $482 to Pink in the Tropics.