Baseball for breast cancer

NARACOORTE Rangers will take to the baseball diamond this weekend as part of a charity day aimed to support the fight against breast cancer.

Just like last year's Harry Pitt day, the club has organised for a division one game to be played at Naracoorte and a big day of action is planned with all profits going to the Naracoorte breast cancer support services.

Naracoorte Rangers president Darryl Pearce urged baseball fans and anyone interested in helping out people in the local community to come along.

"We just want people to come along and help out the local breast cancer support services,, all profits go to the breast cancer support group - who help local ladies." he said. "And to watch and enjoy a good game of baseball."

The day comes as Tracy Cattermole, partner of Rangers division three player Tim Hutchesson, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.

Mr Pearce said Tracy, who also helps out on the club's committee, is "travelling well" with two more weeks of treatment to go.

A raffle is being held on the day with first prize being $350 worth of gardening tools and a wheelbarrow.

Other prizes include a queen-size MiniJumbuk woolen underblanket, a die-cast metal replica 61-40D John Deere tractor and gift baskets from Chemmart Pharmacy.

The club has also had tins taking donations for Tracy's daughter Darcel, who will be cutting her ponytail on the day.

A silent auction will be held with the highest bidder to get the honour of trimming Darcel's locks, which will be donated to be used in making hair wigs for cancer patients.

Gold coin donations for entry are being taken at the gate.

The baseball action hits off at 11.30am with Naracoorte vs Centrals in division three, followed by Naracoorte's under 13s vs Tigers at 1.30pm.

The main game is at 3pm with Tigers and South Indians facing off in division one.

Canteen and bar facilities are available on the day so bring the family and deck chair to join in on the fun.

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