Red Ants pull on pink to continue cancer-fighting tradition
THE Kingaroy Red Ants' home ground will be a sea of pink on Saturday as the club holds its annual campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research.
The Red Ants have been forced to break tradition this year as the A-grade team were unable to play against the Nanango Stags as they have done in the past.
Instead, all Kingaroy sides, junior and senior, will go up against the Wondai Wolves.
Red Ants president Wayne Frohloff said it was great to have the support of the Wondai club and South Burnett football community to be able to host the day to raise funds for a cause that affects so many.
"It is a tradition that we run with and any time you can run a day, you do it,” Frohloff said.
"Bringing awareness that cancer is out there and it does affect everyone, and hopefully through the donations each year it is going to help.”
The club raised $2750 last year and Frohloff said he hoped they would be able reach the $2000-plus mark once again.
Funds will be raised from gate takings, a cupcake stand and the major prize raffle of a Broncos jersey.
The club will also host a pass the ball competition which will involve players attempting to hit a target with the ball, much like a game of darts.
All the players will get into the spirit of the day, with players in the under-6s to under-11 age groups to wear pink socks, while the U12 to A-grade players will pull on pink jerseys and socks.
The first competitive games of the day will kick-off at noon when the U12s take the field, followed by the U14s at 1pm and U11s at 2.30pm.
The A-grade game will start at 3.30pm.
Meanwhile in Cherbourg, the Hornets will go up against Murgon, with the U12s to play at noon before the A-grade match starts at 1pm.
Nanango's junior teams will play host to the Central Burnett Brumbies.