Fun Run Pink Fundraiser
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL player and local junior Corey Payne is helping his Junior Rugby League Club to raise funds for two worthwhile charities.
On Saturday 14 Augusut 2010 a group of young footballers from the Chester Hill Hornets will be doing their bit for the Fun Run Pink charities.
Co-ordinated by Corey Payne, the under 9/1's, 10/1's and 12/1's Chester Hill teams will play their games this Saturday wearing custom designed pinks socks against Moorebank Rams and Greenacre Tigers respectively to raise awareness of the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Dragons Junior Rugby League Club have been wearing Pink Socks all season across all the age groups with their U7/3 and U8/2 teams involved in Preliminary Finals at Terry Lamb Complex this Saturday.
The Chester Hill Hornets will also be running three major raffles and rattling the tins on game day to achieve their goal of raising more than $1000.
Corey Payne has been a great supporter of the Sydney Children's Hospital and Women's Breast Cancer Foundation, is very keen to see the event succeed.
"It is great to get behind this event again this year and raise more awareness and money for both the Sydney Children's Hospital and the National Breast Cancer Foundation," Corey Payne said.
"The young boys really liked putting on the pink socks and were really keen to do it again this year. The Mums and Dads were great last year at the games baking pink iced cupcakes and wearing pink wigs.
"I have organises a team of ten girls to do the fun run this year alongside the boys wearing the pink socks. Some raffles including a signed 2010 Bulldogs jersey will take part during the kids games as well as a fruit tray and a meat tray. I am looking forward to another good result for both the Sydney Children's Hospital and National Breast Cancer Foundation."
The Fun Run Pink event will run on Sunday, August 15, at Centennial Park with over 1000 ladies enjoying a great day out in support of two great causes.
For more information visit: http://www.funrunpink.com.au
There will be a signed 2010 Bulldogs NRL jersey to be raffled off as well as Fruit and Meat Trays this Saturday at the Terry Lamb Complex with nine matches to be played starting from 9am. Pink Cup Cakes will also be sale to help raise funds for the two organisations.
Several players did a photo shoot for the Canterbury-Bankstown Express on Tuesday as well as a story in the Sydney Magazine in September.
Corey Payne was nominated for the prestigious Ken Stephen Medal last year for off-field work amongst NRL players with Corey raising many thousands of dollars for the Sydney Children’s Hospital and the National Breast Cancer Foundation with the U10/1, U12/1 and U13/1 taking part last year in the Pink socks campaign as well as many players from the club appearing on Ch.10 News with weatherman Tim Bailey.
Corey Payne is asking for supporters of all Junior Rugby League Club and people attending matches at the Terry Lamb Complex on Saturday 14 August 2010 to support such a worthwhile event.
Just a token Gold coin donation will go a long way to saving people’s lives and giving many women and children positive hope for the future.
MATCHES AT TERRY LAMB COMPLEX 14 AUG 2010
9:00 7D3 Dragons v Milperra 3*10ms
9:40 7D2 St Christophers v Milperra 3*10ms
10:20 7D1 Tigers v Sports 3*10ms
11:00 8D3 Milperra v Chester Hill 3*10ms
11:40 8D2 Dragons v East Hills 3*10ms
12:20 8D1 St Johns v Tigers 3*10ms
1:00 9D1 Chester Hill v Moorebank 2*20ms
1:50 10D1 Chester Hill v Moorebank 2*20ms
2:40 12D1 Chester Hill v Tigers 2*20ms
ITEMS TO BE RAFFLED
* Meat Tray
* Fruit Platter
* Signed 2010 Bulldogs Jersey
Daryl Melham MP
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Corey Payne played all his Junior League Football with Chester Hill Hornets and was graded by the Bulldogs in 2001 as part of their Jersey Flegg squad. Corey Payne joined the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2005 and played in 45 NRL games over three seasons. Corey Payne linked with the Wests Tigers in 2008 and in two seasons appeared in 41 NRL games. Corey Payne joined the Bulldogs in 2010, but has missed most of this season due to a shoulder reconstruction and is yet to appear in any NRL matches for the Bulldogs. Last year Corey Payne was nominated for the prestigious Ken Stephen Medal for off-field service to the game.