About our Pink Day
Where it all began
In 2014, one of our young footballers was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 21. Being a very close community, we were all devastated by the news.
Within three weeks, the club decided to have a PINK SOCKS DAY fundraiser, with every netball and football player taking part. As well as raising some money, it was about spreading awareness within our community. It was an important message, that we need to be aware of, and act on, any changes or concerns, because cancer doesn’t discriminate.
Since that first event, it has grown and grown. The Club has set aside one home game a year when we trade the iconic Kyby Tigers Black and Yellow for HOT PINK to raise funds for Cancer Council SA.
We also have our hashtag board with #kybytigerskickcancer which travels to all the businesses involved and is a chance to snap your own picture.
In 2018, we were fortunate enough to have another young footballer (Dylan Bird) donate $1,500 to buy a set of pink guernseys – to go with the PINK SOCKS, and add to the day.
Our Footballers will wear these guernseys with pride on our Pink Day each year.
All Footballers & Netballers wear the PINK SOCKS
On the day we have raffles, money boards and a very impressive trading table with everything pink. After the game is finished and before teas have started we have a small auction, which is a lot of fun. We also have our hashtag board with #kybytigerskickcancer, which travels to all the businesses involved and is a chance to snap your own picture.
We’ll be hosting at our Kybybolite Memorial Sports Club on 10th August, which is the last home game of the season. It’s also our Sponsors Day, which is a chance to say a big thank you to all the wonderful businesses who have been so generous in supporting our club throughout the season.
This includes our very own Kyby ‘corporate box’, a semi-trailer parked next to the oval with the side opened up. It’s all decked out in black and yellow, with a touch of pink, with seating and standing areas and locally donated food and drinks. Everyone is asked to wear something pink.