Champs team ramps up fundraising

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Fundraising activities are ramping up as the Port Hedland North West Championships team raises money for the regional competition.

Held in Tom Price this month, the 42nd North West Women’s Softball Championship will see teams from across the Pilbara battle it out. Upholding the tradition, 13 girls from across the Port Hedland Softball Association will travel down on September 22 to show what Hedland has to offer.

Assistant coach Mitzy Casidy said the girls had been training hard while raising as much money as possible for the big weekend.

“It’s not a cheap trip, we have to fundraise for fuel, accommodation, getting down there, lunches,” she said.

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“With the way the numbers are in a lot of towns, towns tend to struggle and some have dropped out of the competition.”

The girls have been selling 100 raffle tickets for 15 chances to win prizes, and offering car-washing services in front of McDonald’s in South Hedland. During the softball season, all proceeds from the team’s duty sessions have gone towards the competition.

The raffle will be drawn on September 19 and entrants have the chance to win up to $200 in prizes.

Under the leadership of Casidy and coach Brad Christensen, the girls representing Hedland include Sarah Ziegelaa, Mackayla Denney, Timara Simpson, Emma Simpson, Tishyra Rayan, Hannah Ashburton, Cayla Ashburton, Sharnelle Hicks, Kelly Johnson, Jasmine Hair, Vivien Jones, Stacey Derschow and Bianca Brown.

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