Caloundra’s call to arms

By Stacey French

The Caloundra Panthers joined the June fight for a cause, supporting the Call To Arms awareness campaign for 2012.

The Panthers boys wore yellow armbands during their matches while the ladies in the canteen had baked yellow muffins to make the day a successful event.

Call To Arms is an initiative for sporting clubs to be a part of the fight to help save men’s lives- one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.

Fundraising Coordinator, Leanne Hipwood said the day was a huge success with everyone supporting the cause.

“The kids and officials from all teams wearing yellow arm bands and we had a raffle going around with all funds raised going to the Cancer Council,” Hipwood said.

“The canteen was turning out a special menu and Tweety Bird even made an appearance handing out yellow balloons and provided kids with the ultimate training companion running out with every team.”

Face painting was available throughout the day as well as nail painting which were coordinated by one of the younger members, Brittany Jenner.

Brittany, who’s older brother plays for the Panthers put the stall together and was responsible for maintaining consistent yellow nail and face application throughout the day.

“Brittany did an amazing job and all of the kids loved having their faces and nails done, especially while watching the footy,” Hipwood said.

The monster raffle will be drawn on July 22 at the Caloundra Football Club Last Man Standing function.

A top effort by the Panthers crew to recognise and promote such a worthy community cause.

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