GOLDEN Square, Bendigo United and Eaglehawk will be among 1000 cricket clubs turning pink this weekend to support the McGrath Foundation.
Pink Stumps Day will be held at cricket grounds across Australia to help raise funds for the McGrath Foundation to place breast care nurses across the country, while also aiming to increase breast care awareness in young women.
As part of the day, pink will be the theme in the Bendigo United-Eaglehawk Bendigo District Cricket Association first XI clash at Harry Trott Oval this Saturday.
Bendigo United will host a Ladies Afternoon tea in the Leo Shanahan rooms from 4pm, with all proceeds going to the McGrath Foundation.
Having batted last week, Eaglehawk will field in pink caps and wicket-keeper Matt Fitt will don pink pads, while the Hawks have also donated $200 to the fundraising effort.
The Redbacks will also hold a “Perfect Match” social function at the Bendigo Club from 7.30pm on Saturday night to raise money.
Taking on the role of Greg Evans as Perfect Match host will be Patrick Naughtin.
Bendigo United’s support of the McGrath Foundation also filters down to the club’s under-13A side, which will wear pink caps in their game at California Gully Oval against Eaglehawk.
Meanwhile, Golden Square is getting behind Pink Stumps Day at its under-13 B and first XI games.
Square’s under-13 B team will wear pink caps in its game against Eaglehawk at Allingham Street on Saturday morning.
The game will also feature raffles and a BBQ to raise money.
Golden Square’s first XI team also has pink caps to wear in its game against Sandhurst.
However, the players may not get the opportunity to wear them as Square is batting against the Dragons after bowling them out for 117 last week.
The afternoon at Golden Square’s MyJet Oval will also include fundraising activities.
In the Upper Loddon Cricket Association, its junior grand final this weekend will double as a Pink Stumps Day fundraiser.
The junior grand final will be played between Wedderburn and Bridgewater at Arnold on Saturday and Sunday.
The game will be played with pink stumps, and will be followed on the Sunday afternoon by a family fun day that will feature a family cricket game, live music by Matt Giri, miniature pig races and barbecue.