Cricket dressed in pink

Ocean Grove Cricket Club's Ned Thorley, left, Craig D'Arcy, Jamie Fankhauser, Shaun Fankhauser and Peter Fankhauser with Archie Fankhauser at the stumps. (Ivan Kemp) 385019_03

The Ocean Grove Cricket Club will break out the pink stumps and caps to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

The club’s Pink Day will be held at the Ray Menzies Oval on Saturday, February 10, from 2pm to 5pm, featuring a game of A-grade cricket.

Event organiser Jaimie Fankhauser said the event was “always a really nice day” to spend with friends, and the proceeds would help the McGrath Foundation support local families.

“It’s just a good day to get together with some friends and come and support the McGrath Foundation and raise some money,” she said.

“We’re hoping to have lots of women and men there supporting the McGrath Foundation and there’ll be live entertainment, raffles, door prizes, a silent auction and lots of food and drinks.”

Ms Fankhauser said it was important to the cricket club to ensure that no one missed out on crucial cancer care.

“Last year, we raised just over $7000, and we’re hopeful to hit somewhere close to that, but anything to support the McGrath Foundation is great,” she said.

“It’s so important to support them for the simple fact of having those breast care nurses. Their goal is to have 250 McGrath breast care nurses by 2025 and we want to be a part of that support.”

Tickets to the Ocean Grove Cricket Club’s Pink Day are available at

Those unable to attend the event can also donate to the McGrath Foundation through the club at