Broncos Legends Playing For A Cure For Cancer

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Updated: November 15, 2017

Legends of the NRMA Brisbane Broncos Darren Lockyer, Gorden Tallis, Kevin and Kerrod Walters and other Broncos greats are taking to the Softball diamond to Play for a Cure for cancer. The Broncos boys will be joined by good mate and big hitting Queensland cricket star Chris Lynn. They will be battling it out against a team of Softball legends and current Australian representative players in the Play for a Cure Yellow Socks Charity Softball Challenge.

The Play for Cure Softball legends will include current Australian Captain & Olympian Stacey Porter, as well as four time Olympian and World Softball Hall of Fame inductee Melanie Roche.

The event will be held on Saturday 25th November at the Downey Park Softball Complex, Green Terrace Windsor, home of the Brisbane Softball Association.

The main Yellow Socks game will commence at 12:30pm. 

There will also be two great curtain raiser games commencing from 9am.  These games will involve representative women and men from the Australian Defence Forces competing against representative Brisbane women and men’s teams.  This is a great opportunity to also support our Defence Forces personnel and for everyone to pitch in to help find a cure to cancer.

This will be a fun day with a carnival atmosphere.

The teams will wear yellow socks representing the daffodil flower used internationally as the flower and colour of HOPE for a cure to cancer.

All are welcome to attend this one-of-a-kind charity event.  Admission is free but a gold coin donation would be appreciated.

In addition to all the action of the games on the day, there will also be a major raffle with great prizes, plenty of food, BBQ and drinks available.

Since the inaugural event in 2010, the Yellow Socks Charity Softball Challenge has grown each year and is expected to attract its biggest crowd this year.

The inspiration for the event comes from the sad passing in late 2009 of Jannita Dunn, elder sister of Rugby League great Gorden Tallis, and also Deb McColm, the wife of former long time Broncos kicking coach Graham McColm.  Both ladies had strong ties to the Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Softball Association and for Gorden and Graham, it was only fitting to create an event in remembrance of them and to broaden the focus on others impacted by cancer.

All funds raised will go to support cancer research programs supported through the Play for a Cure Foundation and to junior softball development programs for young girls and boys through the Brisbane Softball Association.

Tax deductable donations can also be made directly by visiting www.givenow.com.au/playforacure. 

Source: http://www.broncos.com.au/news/2017/11/15/broncos_legends_play.html





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