ON THE back of a successful first year of fundraising in 2011 Tamworth Football Club will paint the town pink today for breast cancer.
The club’s 17 teams, from under 6s through to the women’s and Premier League sides, will add a dash of pink – socks – to their sky blue and black uniforms to raise funds for local women affected by breast cancer.
Throughout the day a barbecue will be running at Gipps St.
To spoil and say thank you to the club’s mums, wives and girlfriends, champagne and nibbles will be served in the club’s marquee during the first grade match against Wee Waa.
Following the Premier League match a formal “dash of pink” dinner will be hosted for players, their partners, supporters and sponsors at the Family Hotel.
Special guest at the dinner will be Tamworth footballing success story, Central Coast Mariners mid-fielder Troy Hearfield.
All money raised throughout the day and the night will be donated to the Tamworth Serendipity Committee.
First grade coach Wayne May said following the success of the event last year the club had decided to give back to the community again this year.
“Last year we raised in the vicinity of $3500 from the events throughout the Pink Saturday,” he said.
“We felt, considering that success, we should do it again.”
Mr May said the Pink Day had proved a great way to enhance club spirit, engage the wider community and to give back.
“Sporting clubs can ask a lot of the community in terms of sponsorship,” he said.
“We think this is a nice way of being able to give back to
the people that support us through the season too.”