Cricketers go pink for a great cause
KENT St Senior High School turned pink in the name of charity this month for the third annual Pink Stumps Day cricket match.
Organised by years 7 and 8 cricket co-ordinator Corry Verco, funds raised from the day went to support the McGrath Foundation.
“Breast cancer awareness is something I’ve been motivated to bring to the forefront,” Mr Verco said.
“The school’s staff and students have a chance to contribute positively to the broader community and have some fun doing so.”
The matches were played throughout the school day, with students flocking to the grounds at recess and lunch.
For a gold coin donation, staff and students wore pink from head to toe and welcomed special sporting guests.
Perth Scorchers cricketer Michael Klinger and former Kent St student turned cricketer Brooke Guest attended.
“The cricketers came along and said hello and signed some things for the kids, which was great,” Mr Verco said.
“We ended up raising about $1700 on the day and we also had a Fremantle Dockers jumper on the silent auction for parents.
“I think we’ll be looking at getting about $2200 for that.”
Cricketers Mitchell Crew, Amy Chinnery, Corry Verco, Brooke Guest, Kiale O'Brien and Jakob Woodhouse.