Play it Pink
Play it Pink is your opportunity to promote your local sports club within the community by gathering together players, friends and families for a great cause, supporting vital breast cancer research.
Play it Pink began with Dan, a cricketer who decided to fundraise for Against Breast Cancer in memory of his nan Iris. Word of his fundraising grew within the club as did the support for him from his and other teams. This culminated in a match with the players wearing pink caps & pads, using pink stumps and bat grips. The game drew in partners and families who wouldn’t normally attend match days and raised over £1000. Since then many other clubs in different leagues have joined our Pink Saturday campaign.
Making Play it Pink a Success
It was an ideal chance to embrace women’s sport in the town, whilst also highlighting a tremendous cause. It was a great occasion, which everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy.
Paul White, Abingdon Vale CC chairman
We are now inviting all other sports clubs and teams to Play it Pink
Who can Play it Pink?
No matter the size of your club or team, whether you play for a league side, a pub team or are just a group of friends keeping active and playing for the love of it, Play in Pink is a great opportunity to publicise and promote your club. You can use it to attract new members or to build stronger links with your your local community, as long as you use it to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer. The only rule is: You must wear some pink!
Why Play it Pink?
Play it Pink is a fantastic way of bringing all branches of your club together, including men, women and juniors. As well as a great social event it can increase participation in sport for women as well as promote breast cancer awareness in young people. Many clubs, like Rugby League side Batley Bulldogs, have made it an annual event.
The benefits of being active go well beyond your physical wellbeing, physical activity aids your mental health, your individual development as well as social and community development by bringing people together and building stronger communities. Being physically active can reduce the risk of breast cancer too, analysis of 35 studies found that highly active women had a 14% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared with the least active women*.
Meet Karen, our sports ambassador
Play it Pink is endorsed by our very own sports ambassador, Karen Arney. Karen is a 51 year old GP is undertaking a challenge to run three marathons in Florence, London and Berlin over 12 months to raise vital funds for Against Breast Cancer – all while undergoing treatment for secondary spread breast cancer in her sternum, chest wall and lungs.
It’s easy to sit back and watch TV alone. But why choose easy? Try a new challenge, Play it Pink mixes fitness with fun. No matter what sport you play or to what level, encourage your friends to join in and raise funds for Against Breast Cancer.
Start your Play it Pink
Getting started could not be easier. Either order an Against Breast Cancer fundraising pack or fill out the form below to let us know you want to hold your own Play it Pink event. Alternatively, you could have a Breast Tea Ever at your sports club and use it as part of your teams commitment to Play It Pink.