When it comes to raising funds for a good cause, NRL Broncos legends Allan Langer, Darren Lockyer, Kevin Walters, Gorden Tallis, Ben Ikin and Shane Webcke are ready to step off the footy field and into a whole new ball game.
An exciting softball event, hosted by the Play for a Cure Foundation, will see the Brisbane Broncos stars go head-to-head with a team of seasoned Softball stars.
The competing team will include three time Olympian, Brooke Wilkins, current Australian captain & Olympian, Stacey Porter, and current ‘Aussie Spirit’ players, Mel Weaver and Chelsea Forkin. Australia’s longest serving softball captain and Olympian, Joyce Lester, will also be on hand to entertain the crowd.
The event was created in tribute to Jannita Dunn, elder sister of Gorden Tallis, and Deb McColm, the wife of former long-time Broncos kicking coach Graham McColm, who both tragically lost their lives to cancer.
Both of these women had strong ties to the Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Softball Association so it seemed fitting to create an event in their honour, and to broaden the focus on others impacted by cancer.
Every year, Play for a Cure Foundation choose a charity to donate proceeds to. In late 2012, they donated $3,000 to cancer research in Australia and this year they have again kindly raised funds for cancer research – upping the ante with a most generous $10,000!
We are so very humbled and grateful for Play For a Cure’s generosity and support.
For those thinking of attending, the day will begin with a warm up session of Touch Rugby League before players take to the pitch to battle it out in the name of cancer.
Attendees can also take part in free rock climbing, face painting, Zumba, traditional games and other free, fun activities.
For more information please visit the Play for a Cure website.