Capalaba Football Club members to raise funds for cancer charities and families

CAPALABA Football Club will go pink next weekend as part of fund raising efforts to help cancer charities.

PINK FUN: Capalaba FC girls Sharon McAney, Kylie Gibson, Taylah McAney, Shani Gibson and Cherilyn Hein leap into Pink Weekend. The Bulldogs club will raise funds for cancer charities next week.

PINK FUN: Capalaba FC girls Sharon McAney, Kylie Gibson, Taylah McAney, Shani Gibson and Cherilyn Hein leap into Pink Weekend. The Bulldogs club will raise funds for cancer charities next week.

Joshua Bird, the soccer club’s spokesman, said the annual Pink Weekend would start Friday night, August 17 and run through to the 19th.

It will feature gold coin donations, raffles, face painting, nail painting, visiting Roar players, Roar mascots, lob-o-choc, shave your coach, jumping castles and stalls, including the Red Cross.

“The main event on Saturday will be our Men’s Football Queensland Premier League game against Mitchelton FC at 6pm,” Bird said.

“The main event on Sunday will be our Women's National Premier League Game to be played at 5pm also against Mitchelton FC.

“Most of our teams have chosen to support the cause and will be playing in special one-off Pink Capalaba shirts.”

Bird said all players had bought the shirts, with the money going to charity.

“At half-time at both main events we will have our annual gift race where the fastest selected players from each team will have an opportunity to race each other and see who is the fastest male and female player at the club,” he said.

“The girls will race on Saturday and the boys will race Sunday. All funds raised over the weekend are going directly to supporting cancer patients and their families.”