Get ready to stump up!
McGrath Foundation's Pink Stumps Day will be on Saturday, 20 February 2016.
Pink Stumps Day is your way to stump up and show your support for a good cause, just like the Australian cricket team. It's the ultimate way to make your run count this summer.
We're calling on cricket clubs, businesses and schools to bring some of the Pink Test magic to their community!
How to get on board if you are a:
The team at West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club took on the Pink Stumps Day challenge in 2014, and managed to raise an outstanding $5,500 for families experiencing breast cancer.
The club played two under-9 games, and invited their local community to come down and enjoy a family fun day. With a BBQ, cake stall, jumping castle for the little ones, and an auction, the team put on an amazing day for everyone to enjoy.
Mackay Toyota turned pink when they hosted a local Pink Stumps Day. The staff pulled together and baked hundreds of cupcakes and cookies, sold merchandise, and organised a raffle and sausage sizzle.
Sales Manager Ricky Bird was amazed at the community spirit, and couldn?believe they raised an outstanding $700! He said customers loved seeing the showroom pink and got behind the cause in typical Mackay fashion. The dealership has a strong focus on supporting and giving back to the community, and are passionate about supporting Australian families experiencing breast cancer.
Richard Coote is a teacher from Berri Primary School in South Australia and says his reason for getting his school involved in Pink Stumps Day was 'Why not a school?' Schools are snapshots of communities and what better way to spread a message or host a charity event like this than at a school'.
The Berri community wholeheartedly got behind the school with even the local MP coming along to cheer on the students of Berri Primary. Teachers and students were bowled over after they raised almost $2,000 ?,000 more than their goal!
In a match of epic proportions, Star Wars characters invaded a school in Brisbane to play a game of 20/20 cricket for Pink Stumps Day. Members of the Redback Garrison, a volunteer organisation that brings Star Wars characters to life, dressed up in full suits of armour and took to the pitch. Lord Vader brought some style to the grounds, and umpired the game. Raising almost $3,000 on the day, the team is hoping to have a bigger, better and pinker 2015 Pink Stumps Day!