2 July, 2021
Mackay Netball donates
MACKAY Netball Association has made a generous donation of $1000 to Ronald McDonald House this week.
Ronald McDonald House was chosen because the Association wanted to make a difference in the lives of sick children.
Chair Allison Bugeja said
they held a silly hair and crazy
sock day back in May to raise
funds. Proceeds from the day’s
efforts went to the charity.
She explained the day was an
event where “everyone was will
ing to put their hand in their pockets, (knowing) that they had just a
gold coin donation”.
Mackay Netball Association
players went all in to raise the
Allison said it felt good to donate the funds to the charity.
“The funds go to whichever
charity that we go for each year.
This year, we went for the Ronald
McDonald House,” Mrs Bugeja
“I think it’s always good to
give back to whatever charity you
can. Every year, we try to (make
it) go towards a good cause.
“We held it over the Junior Competition on the Saturday, the Premier League Competition on the Tuesday and the Senior Com- petition on the Wednesday.”
Mrs Bugeja said the little kids
loved it and “it’s a highlight of
their (day) – they go crazy”.
However, all of their players
were happy to get on board and
had an absolute blast, looking
their brightest and craziest.
“The seniors get into it as much
as the seven-year-olds do,” she
“They were all happy to do
it. Some teams wore mad special
socks. You could tell people went
into an effort to look like a unified
“We have team prizes and my team all wore rainbow socks, they just go all in. They really enjoyed it. They wanted to support it."