Bowlers pretty in pink
Cobram Bowls Club hosted its annual Ena Gray memorial triples tournament on Wednesday, with 78 bowlers and 26 teams taking part
The tournament has been running since 2007, four years before Ms Gray died from breast cancer.
Ms Grey was a valued member of the club for more than 30 years and was a life member, served as president from 1985 to 1987. She was also president of Central Murray DLBA for two years.
Ms Gray was a three-time club champion at Cobram, also winning a Central Murray State singles title in 1991-92. She also an umpired for many years.
To give the tournament a new feel this year, with all bowlers encouraged to wear pink — the signature colour for breast cancer awareness campaigns.
Ms Gray’s daughter, Carol Doherty, said the addition of pink dress-ups helped make the day even more enjoyable than usual.
‘‘I think that’s why we got such great numbers this year because we wanted to have a bit of fun with it. It’s good to take away the seriousness of it every now and then,’’ Mrs Doherty said.
Among some of the more eye-catching outfits was a bright pink tutu, while a few players hilariously decided to wear pink bras over their bowling tops.
To help raise funds for BCNA, a multidraw raffle did the rounds on the day, with close to 30 prizes on offer to bowlers. The raffle yielded $542 which was donated to BCNA.
In the bowling stakes, the team of Robyn Hodgkin (skipper), Loris Houlihan and Gayle Smith from Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club took home the Ena Gray trophy.
The event was sponsored and made possible by the Doherty family and Cobram Discount Drug Store.
Fashionistas: This pink tutu certainly caught the eye in the fashion stakes.
Message of hope: This message was one of substance and shared by all bowlers taking part in the Ena Gray memorial triples tournament.
Plenty of winners: The abundance of prizes offered in the multi-draw raffle to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia.
New style: The bra over the t-shirt look was embraced by a few fearless participants.