Update 14th February 2014.....
It was a fantastic day with a very big crowd, get weather, terrific "pink food and drink" and wonderful support from President David Keyhoe and the Melbourne Baseball Club.
First pitch was thrown out by Sandy's major sponsor " Connexion business Solutions" Charmaine Daniels who was also a very close friend of Amanda Huckstadt for who's memory this day was organized.
Most generous donations and support from everyone has enable a donation in excess of $5000 to be forwarded to the Breast Cancer Network Australia for the second year in a row.
Thanks to all who made this a proud day for Victorian Baseball.
BCNA is the peak national organisation representing and supporting Australians affected by breast cancer.
The Sandy Royals are encouraging the Sandringham community to attend the fundraising event which will include a game between Sandy Royals and Melbourne Baseball Club. The Charity Day will be themed around BCNA’s Pink Lady logo, with players wearing pink playing tips and supporters encouraged to ‘pink up’. Funds raised through catering, raffles, donations and the sale of playing shirts will all be donated directly to BCNA.
Sandringham Royals Baseball Club President Greg Street says nearly everyone in the local community knows someone affected by breast cancer.
“Around 14,500 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia this year alone. Every time a woman is told she has breast cancer, the impact extends to her family, friends and those around her in the community,” said Greg.
“Providing support for women and families affected by breast cancer is important to our local community. The Sandy Royals Charity Day is an excellent opportunity for locals to rally together and offer their support to those affected – be it our mates, our family, or perfect strangers.’
Funds raised will directly assist BCNA to support Australians personally affected by breast cancer. This support includes providing the My Journey Kit, a free comprehensive information resource for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.