Assumption to go pink for charity cricket bash

13th February 2018 3:18 PM
PLAY BALL: Assumption College Yr 12 students get ready ahead of Pink Stumps Day. (Back, from left) Ailish Wallace, Flynn Donaldson, Grace Parsons, Bill Upton, John Hynes, David Kern, Conner Parker, Jye Barrett and Riley Doherty. (Front, from left) Izabella Behr, Mary Higgins, Stephanie Lockhart, Joe Gordon, Mitch Hay, Declan Murphy and Taegan Inmon. PLAY BALL: Assumption College Yr 12 students get ready ahead of Pink Stumps Day. (Back, from left) Ailish Wallace, Flynn Donaldson, Grace Parsons, Bill Upton, John Hynes, David Kern, Conner Parker, Jye Barrett and Riley Doherty. (Front, from left) Izabella Behr, Mary Higgins, Stephanie Lockhart, Joe Gordon, Mitch Hay, Declan Murphy and Taegan Inmon. Jonno Colfs

ASSUMPTION College will sport all shades of pink on Friday, as they kit up for their annual Pink Stumps Day.

This year will be the fifth year in a row the school has hit the cricket pitch to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

PE teacher Bob Bell said the school had raised more than $7000 over that time.

"Usually we have the traditional game between the students and the staff, but this year being our fifth, we're having all year groups take part throughout the day,” he said.

"And for a gold coin donation we're encouraging the whole school to come dressed in pink.”

The action will begin with Year 7 taking on the Yr 8, followed by Years 9 and 10 hitting the pitch.

In the afternoon Years 11 and 12 will do battle and this will be followed by the main event, when the teachers take on a Year 12 team from 3pm on the oval.

Mr Bell said the games were for fun and raising a few dollars.

"Although from time to time there's been a sledge or two heard during the teachers versus students game,” he said.

"Usually from the teachers, some tend to get a bit carried away, in a light-hearted way, of course.”

On the day participants will also tuck into a sausage sizzle and pink patty cakes, while attempting to raise as much as possible to assist the foundation place breast care nurses in communities around the country.

For the record, the students won the inaugural battle in 2014, before the teachers struck back, taking the trophy in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Short boundaries will ensure action and a softer ball will be used.

All are invited to watch the Twenty20 game. Donations can be made via www.pinkstumpsday 2018.gofundraise.com.au/ page/RobertBell.