Thornleigh Baseball Club will celebrate their annual Liz McKewin Pink Day on February 16th. The day, which has been part of Thornleigh Baseball for many years, is all about having fun and raising money for the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Ward at Westmead.
Liz McKewin was a very special member of the Thornleigh Baseball Club. Her husband Gary was Club President for many years and son Josh played juniors for Thornleigh and in the A Grade side for 20 years until this season when he decided to retire. The McKewin family are life members of the club and did so much for Thornleigh Baseball. The club was rocked by Liz’s passing from breast cancer. So it was decided in 2010 the Annual Pink Day would be dedicated to this special member of the baseball club.
So far the club has raised thousands of dollars for The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Ward at Westmead as a way to thank the medical staff who looked after Liz so well in her final days.
Pink Day is held at Oakleigh oval and will see the players waiting on all the wonderful women who support both the players and the baseball club. There have been some amazing community members who have put in many hours to the club both in the past and currently including Sue Phinn, Katie Smith, Cathy Connors, Julie McIntyre, Karen Howay and Alana McKewin. It is the baseball clubs honour to celebrate these amazing women.
There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks available with baseball kicking off at 1.30pm which the A2 team and 3.45pm will showcase Thornleigh Baseball’s talented A grade team.
We hope to hit it out of the park again and make a big donation so come join us for some food and baseball at Oakleigh Oval on the 16th of February!