Local cricket club Springwood Suns got plenty of runs on the board when they hosted their sixth annual Pink Stumps Day on Sunday 19 February 2017.
Although his namesake team The de Brenni Diamonds didn’t make the finals, Minister for Sport and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the event was a major success.
“We know how important it is to get active, and playing team sports like cricket contributes much to women’s health,” Mr de Brenni said.
“Being part of a local sports club is not just about getting on the field, it’s a way to make friends and get involved in the local community as a volunteer.
“Clubs like Springwood Suns do much more than create sporting opportunities for locals, because organisations like this give back to the community through charity events like Pink Stumps Day.”
Pink Stumps Day, an initiative of the McGrath Foundation, aims to raise funds to help place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities around Australia.
The Club joined the nationwide Pink Stumps movement after losing life members Therese Murphy and Valerie Harrison to breast cancer.
“Cancer touches everyone in the community – I don’t think there’s anyone out there who hasn’t been affected by it in some way,” Mr de Brenni said.
“Clubs and community organisations like the Springwood Suns can provide the social support to help people get through these devastating losses, but they also have the power turn tragedies like these into something positive.
“Not only is Pink Stumps day about raising money to help prevent and support women with breast cancer, it highlights the valuable contribution that women make to the sport at every level and encourages women and girls to get involved.”
The de Brenni Diamonds were one of 14 women's teams who competed for the Therese Murphy and Valerie Harrison Memorial.
The club is one of the largest cricket clubs in South East Queensland with 220 juniors, 138 seniors and 220 social members including coaches and other volunteers.