THE Whitsunday Sea Eagles will be turning pink for the launch of their annual pre-season Australian Rules carnival in 2013 and are already promoting the event. On Saturday, March 23, at the Whitsunday Sports Park, the Sea Eagles will be going all out supporting the McGrath Foundation's mission to raise money for McGrath breast cancer care nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast cancer awareness in young women.
Event organiser Daniel Fletcher said the club had acquired two very impressive framed commemorative pink jerseys signed by Glenn McGrath, one of which will be raffled off, with the other up for auction on the carnival day. The players will be selling raffle tickets at Centro Whitsunday shopping centre this Saturday, November 24.
Fletcher said the Sea Eagles players wanted the wider Whitsunday community to know "that we're not just a bunch of blokes playing football and that we're here to support the community however we can".
"As a playing group and club, we require assistance from the community across various levels to continue to play football, and much of this assistance comes from the women in our lives. It is this reason that we want to recognise the fantastic work that the McGrath Foundation do within our community and remind the women in our community and our lives that we don't take all the hard work and support you provide us for granted," he said.
"We are reaching out together as the local football club and community members to any individuals or businesses that can assist in our campaign to raise $20,000. Firstly, by attending the day and participating in all the activties and secondly, by either contributing a cash donation or donating gifts and/or services which can be auctioned off on the day."
The pre-season carnival will showcase some of North Queensland's best Australian Rules talent in the lead up to the 2013 season. The day will also be a family affair with plenty of fun activities for the kids to enjoy between games.
To sponsor the event or make a donatation contact Daniel Fletcher on 0422 889 634 or Barb Adamson on 0458 525 700.