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Pink power raises vital funds

Thursday, 31st May, 2012

The Warriors under 9 netball team gets into the spirit of Pink Netball Day. The Warriors under 9 netball team gets into the spirit of Pink Netball Day.

 By Ben Sheffield

The Broken Hill Netball Association’s Pink Netball Day has raised almost $700 for the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.

The fundraiser, which was held on May 15, was to show support for women and families who have been affected by breast cancer and it raised $678.25.

The money was raised through profits from a sausage sizzle and hotdog stand, as well as donation tins that were spread around the courts.

From all reports, the clubhouse and netball courts were a sea of pink, with pink decorations and many players choosing to don pink clothing, hairspray and face paint. 

The association held a competition, awarding prizes to the team in each timeslot that best used the pink theme in their uniform for the night. 

The winning team at 6pm was the under 9 Warriors team, at 7pm the under 16 West Reds took out the prize and at 8pm A-grade team Pink Fever were best dressed.

BH Netball Association President, Cathryn Jelbert, declared the fundraiser an overwhelming success.

“It was great to see so much hot pink around the courts and everyone embrace the event by showing their support,” she said.

“It is so wonderful to see that our Association and all of its members can band together and raise money for something so important as Breast Cancer awareness. 

“I’d like to thank the Associations’ players, parents, local businesses... and netball supporters in general for all the support they showed in fundraising for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.” 

Attention is already turning to a next year’s fundraiser, with Cathryn Jelbert challenging the players to get even more creative.  

“Now that we’ve done it once, teams have 12 months to come up with more exciting and out there ways of wearing pink for next year's event,” she said.

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