Some all-time legends of the NRMA Brisbane Broncos are teaming- up with The Play for a Cure Foundation and the Brisbane Softball Association for the third Yellow Socks Charity Softball Challenge at the Downey Park Softball Complex, Green Terrace, Windsor, on Saturday 16th February 2013, from 11.30am.
All are welcome to attend this one-of-a-kind charity event. Admission is free but a gold coin donation on entry will be appreciated. All funds raised will go to support cancer research and awareness programs supported through the Play for a Cure foundation and to also support junior softball development through the Brisbane Softball Association.
The event this year will include an exciting home run hit out where both teams will go head-to- head to see who can hit the most home runs. Come along and see Gorden Tallis pitch to some of Australia’s greatest softballers.
The Broncos team will comprise a star studded lineup of Broncos legends including Gorden Tallis (P4AC Ambassador), Allan Langer, Steve Renouf, Michael Hancock, Tonie Carroll, Michael DeVere and Kerrod Walters.
The Aussie Softball All Stars will include all-time softball legends Joyce Lester (Australia’s longest serving softball captain), 4 time Olympian Melanie Roche (P4AC Ambassador), 3 time Olympian Brooke Wilkins, current Australian captain Stacey Porter along with other former national team stars.
More details on both teams are included on the following page.
The focus of the Yellow Socks Softball Challenge is remembering those have passed away from or who are impacted by cancer. The teams play in yellow socks as yellow is associated with the daffodil flower used internationally as the flower and colour of HOPE for a cure to cancer.
In addition to the celebrity softball game, there will be a major raffle with great prizes, plenty of food, drinks, stalls, and other activities which will add to the festive atmosphere of the day.
Kids be there from 10.45am to play some fun games and be in with the chance to win a signed poster of Darren Lockyer and Stacey Porter.
The event will also promote the game of softball as a fun sport providing great opportunities for keeping active and socialising with friends and family.
If you cannot make the game, tax deductible donations can be made directly to our cause by clicking here.
The inspiration for the Yellow Socks Softball Challenge was the passing of Deb McColm and Jannita Dunn from cancer in late 2009. Both Deb and Jannita had strong ties to the Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Softball Association. Jannita is the elder sister of Broncos legend Gorden Tallis, and Deb’s husband, Graham, was a long-time Broncos Kicking Coach.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
Graham McColm – 0400 897898 or media contact is Jason Greenhalgh – 0400 716166
BRONCOS AUS SOFTBALL
Steve Renouf Haylea Petrie
Darren Lockyer Melanie Roche
Michael DeVere Brooke Wilkins
Michael Hancock Kelly McKellar-Nathan
Allan Langer Kim Cooper
Kerrod Walters Anne Vogler
Tyleisha Dunn (Gorden's Niece) Judy Young