Crick­eters go pink for a great cause

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

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.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell­mu­ni­ d450635

Crick­eters Mitchell Crew, Amy Chin­nery, Corry Verco, Brooke Guest, Kiale O'Brien and Jakob Wood­house.

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