Go­ing pink For cricket

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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