Topics:  cancer, charity, football, fundraiser, kevin walters, rugby league

Kick for charity

The under 16s Collegians will help raise much needed funds for the Kim Walters Choices Program today at the Father Ranger Oval.
The under 16s Collegians will help raise much needed funds for the Kim Walters Choices Program today at the Father Ranger Oval. CONTRIBUTED

LEGEND of the rugby league field Kevin Walters will take to YouTube today to thank Warwick's under 16s Collegians team for raising much-needed funds for his late wife's foundation.

The Kim Walters Choices program was founded in 1998 after the mother of three lost her 18 month battle with breast cancer.

The foundation, run out of the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane, provides much needed support to those suffering from breast and gynaecological cancers.

Kylie McMahon, the mastermind behind the fundraiser kicking off today, said she chose the foundation because of its connection to the sport.

Donna Watson's son plays in the under 16s team and when Mrs McMahon pitched the idea to her, she was only too happy to jump on board.

Watson said the players had already helped raise a large amount of money.

"The boys were all asked to sell a book of raffle tickets," she said.

McMahon said they hoped to raise a couple of thousand dollars at the games today.

"We'd be happy to raise $2000 or even $3000," she said.

The boys are not the only ones working hard to raise money, with many mums and grandmothers picking up their wooden spoons, baking dozens of pink cupcakes.

Lara Farrell was only too happy to help out her son's football team.

"I enjoy cooking and it's for a great cause," she said.

"I think everyone knows someone who has suffered from a type of cancer and the Kim Walters Choice Program is a great charity."

 

KICK OFF

 When: Junior games from 8.30am. Under 16s 2.50pm, Cowboys A grade 7pm, followed by charity auction.

 Where :  Father Ranger Oval.

Cost: Collegians Junior Rugby League games free; Cowboys games are $8 for a single and $16 for families.



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