Felicity Preston and Jordanna Gilmore are ready for Pink Stumps Day at One Mile State School today.
Felicity Preston and Jordanna Gilmore are ready for Pink Stumps Day at One Mile State School today. Contributed

Tickled pink to help

ONE Mile State School students will take to the cricket wicket dressed in pink today to celebrate Pink Stumps Day.

One Mile State School teacher Lucy Cantle said the school was proud to support the annual Pink Stumps Day event.

She said the cricket match was being played to support and help raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

The foundation was set up by Test cricketer Glen McGrath to help employ breast care nurses all over Australia, including Gympie nurse Sharon Shelford.

Students will be dressed in pink to cheer on the year seven team who are hoping to knock off bitter rivals - their teachers.

Cantle said the game, commencing at 1.45pm, should be a close one.

"The rest of the school will act as the crowd and watch, cheer, have fun, toss around a few beach balls and hopefully learn to do the wave," Cantle said.

Throughout the day, students can enjoy hotdogs and pink icy cups with daring students having their hair spayed pink.

The One Mile School's event is a teaser for the big 20/20 clash between the Gympie Golds XI and the Gympie Devils under the lights at Albert Park tomorrow evening.

The game starts at 6.45pm and president of Gympie Cricket Troy Rowlands promises a huge night saying "Gympie Cricket have gone all out this year to provide an entertaining night, rivalling what they do in the Big Bash State games."

"So every time a four or six is hit, a big rocket will fly and explode in the air keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats.

"There will be music playing provided by DJ ROLY and a free jumping castle for all kids," Rowlands said.

At the end of what will be an electrifying match, a firework display will bring the night to an end.

Hoping for a huge turn out, Rowlands said they were expecting to raise a few thousand dollars towards the McGrath Foundation.

The game on Saturday is panning out to be a cracker and welcomes anyone to attend helping to support a good cause.

Gympie Times


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