TAMWORTH Junior Oztag teams are donning the pink and scoring tries in the State Cup for breast cancer research.
The Tries for a Cure idea came about at the start of the season when the committee were discussing uniforms.
Association president Katrina Davis thought, “why don’t we get a bit of pink going and help out the Breast Cancer Foundation”, and the idea stuck.
Eight Tamworth teams will travel to Wollongong for the State Cup Carnival this weekend.
For every try a Tamworth player scores, the Tamworth Junioir Oztag will donate $1 to the fund.
With each team playing at least seven games, and plenty of talent in the sides the tally could add up.
“Everyone in the Tamworth Oztag community has been affected by breast cancer in some way,” Davis said.
“It is a great cause and a good way to promote Oztag and have some fun raising money.”
The association has know thrown the challenge out to the local community.
“We are looking for businesses to get behind us and match us dollar for dollar,” Davis said.
At the moment she calculates that it could be in the vicinity of $300, although obviously it is subject to change.
“Hopefully it might encourage the kids to score some more tries and we could bring a title home.”
Next year the association is looking to do the same thing, but for a different charity.
Anyone interested in donating or stepping up to match the Tries for a Cure fund contact Katrina through the Tamworth Junior Oztag website.
The State Cup starts in Wollongong on Friday.