A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. With the Pink socks and the raffle we have raised over $8000. Thanks to my my mum and dad, brother Harry, my friends, the local businesses for their kind donations, my mums friends for helping during the week and everyone for buying the socks.
James Knowlson Jnr
Albany Soccer is going PINK for the McGrath Foundation for Breast Cancer Nurses.
It started with a 9-year old boy wanting to donate his birthday money from his 10th birthday to charity. He chose the McGrath Foundation and on his birthday he asked all his friends to buy pink socks instead of bringing him gifts.
The AJSA and GSSA have fully supported him and have given approval for players to support the foundation by bending the rules and allowing players to wear pink socks. For one week only, commencing August 18, Albany Soccer is going pink for the foundation. All those kind people that have purchased PINK socks for the McGrath Foundation are encouraged to wear them when they play their matches during that week.
Unfortunately due to the overwhelming support for the cause we are unable to get hold of any more pink socks. We have managed to sell over 650 pairs!
The Super Pink Charity Raffle
James wanted to raise a little more money for the McGrath Foundation and to see Pink Week be a big success. He decided to write a few letters to local businesses in Albany as he wanted to hold a Pink raffle for the cause. The response from local businesses has been incredible. It has been so incredible we have been pondering how to raffle off all the prizes. James has decided to do it as a super raffle with many prizes grouped together into packages and to be awarded 1st -4th.
Click here to see the flyer for the Raffle.
A huge thank you to all local businesses and individuals who have supported the cause.
- Brooks Garden Chemmart
- Caltex North Road
- Caltex York Street
- Dog Rock Chemist
- Harvey Norman
- Hot House Flowers
- IGA North Road
- Mad Martys
- Michael Hill Jeweller
- Target Social Club
- Telstra Shop Albany
- The Bath Tub
- Totally Surf and Sport
Tickets for the Raffle will be available for purchase during the matches in Pink Week. Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5.
The Raffle will be drawn on Sunday 24 August in the club rooms with a gold coin sausage sizzle. Will commence from 3:30 onwards after the senior men and women have finished their matches.
Pink Sony Z1 Phone Raffle
The kind people at Telstra Shop in Albany have donated a Sony Z1 phone in pink to this fantastic cause. They are raffling the prize off and are selling tickets now up until the raffle is drawn on Saturday 23 August. Pop along and buy your tickets now to have a chance of winning. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.