This Saturday 14 May is the official Crazy Hair & Sock Day in support of The Kids’ Cancer Project.
The Official Charity Partner of Netball NSW and the NSW Swifts, The Kids’ Cancer Project does vital work funding childhood cancer research and the Crazy Hair & Sock Day initiative is their biggest fundraising effort of the year through Netball NSW.
It’s also a fun way for players, umpires, officials and spectators alike to take part without impacting team uniforms or what goes on out on the court.
The Swifts celebrated their Crazy Hair & Sock Round during their 79-41 win over the Central Pulse on Sunday 8 May. The Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre was awash with colour as the Swifts Family got behind a great cause where an amazing $2,000 was raised.
However, if you weren’t able to get to the game on Sunday, you can still take part.
Already this year, 36 associations across the state have registered to hold their own Crazy Hair & Sock Day; and while this Saturday is the official charity day for 2016, Associations are welcome to hold their own event on any Saturday during the season.
In 2015, 41 Associations got involved and held their own Crazy Hair & Sock Day which helped raise an incredible $46,000 for childhood cancer research.
This year Netball NSW hopes to raise over $50,000 to help continue important research to improve the lives of kids with cancer like four-year-old Evie, who was our special guest ball deliverer at the Swifts game on Sunday; Evie has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.
“The support shown by the members and fans at the Swifts game on Sunday by sporting crazy socks and hair was fabulous and very much appreciated,” Tristan Prosser-Shaw, General Manager of Commercial & Corporate Partnerships at Netball NSW, said.
“This weekend we are looking forward to the official Crazy Hair & Sock Day – Saturday 14 May – and we are pleased with the number of associations who have already registered to host their own day.
“There is still time to register if you haven’t already and help support the amazing work of The Kids’ Cancer Project.”
To organise your own Crazy Hair & Sock Day click here.