The Central Coast Mariners are excited to announce that the Pink Round presented by Cleanaway and the 2021 Pink Appeal raised more than $30,000 for Cancer Council NSW, blowing away an original fundraising target of $10,000.
Held for the ninth year, Pink Round incorporated last Monday’s win against Macarthur, the Pink Appeal held a week prior, and an auction of player worn jerseys from the Macarthur match too.
The final total of $30,412.18 is a record for a Mariners Pink Round, and Cancer Council’s Jaynie Moloney said the money will be vitally important for supporting those with cancer and contributing to research.
“We are absolutely blown away by the amount raised this year as part of the Pink Round,” Moloney said.
“The Central Coast Mariners’ unwavering dedication to support the local community has been so incredibly important for us this year.”
“These funds will ensure that we can continue to fund lifesaving research and provide critical support services to local patients here on the Central Coast, to ensure that nobody faces their cancer journey alone.”
The jersey auction alone raised approximately $17,000 for the cause, with striker Alou Kuol’s jersey going for almost $3,000 and Matt Hatch’s taking a sharp spike after he scored in the dying minutes of Pink Round with his first A-League touch.
David Clancy, General Manager, Cleanaway Solid Waste Services NSW passed on the company’s congratulations and support for the success of the fundraising.
“Cleanaway is proud to be supporting the Central Coast Community, and in particular the health and wellbeing of women in our community,” he said.
“Our thanks and congratulations go to the Central Coast Mariners and Cancer Council for including us in such an important fundraising event, and we are excited by the contribution it makes to the families and communities that are impacted by cancer.”
Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp thanked all involved for their work in making Pink Round a success.
“We’re very grateful for the support of Cleanaway in making Pink Round such a success this year and helping us to make such a valuable contribution to the Coast community,” he said.
“As always, it has been a pleasure to work with Cancer Council NSW in making Pink Round happen, and we are pleased with the amazing total we’ve raised and excited that as a club we can make a positive impact on the lives of those who are living with cancer.”