Red Ants tickled pink with turnout

Red Ants staff Ben, Wayne and Ryan in their very best pink. 284536_11

by Julian Lehnert

Kingaroy’s rugby league team painted the town pink last weekend, inviting teams and footy fans from across the region to reach into their pockets and raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

The Kingaroy Red Ants’ Pink Day kicked off at 8am on Saturday, 4 June, setting the stage for an all-day event comprised of 26 games featuring all age groups – from under-6 to A-grade – complete with plenty of food, drinks and family fun at the Kingaroy Rugby League Ground’s TJ O’Neill Oval.

Teams from Nanango, Murgon, Wondai, Blackbutt, Cherbourg, and even Dalby and Toowoomba attended the competition day alongside their family, friends and supporters, who donated generously to the Red Ants via a series of on-site games, merchandise, bake stalls and raffles.

Some of the coveted prizes on offer for winners of the raffle included a 2022 Gold Coast Titans jersey signed by the entire team, as well as a Red Ants Pink Day and Queensland Maroons jersey, both signed by Johnathan Thurston.

“Kingaroy Red Ants host Pink Day every year to raise money and awareness for breast cancer,” a spokesperson for the club said.

“We know that many members of our club have been affected by this deadly disease.”

As of the time Burnett Today went to print, the Kingaroy Red Ants have not published the exact amount of money raised on the day.

Check out a selection of action shots over on page 46!