Delyse' Shearer's extended family and Coolum Colts president Quinton Stevenson prepare for Saturday's pink day in her memory.  Photo: Mike Garry/scw1045
Delyse' Shearer's extended family and Coolum Colts president Quinton Stevenson prepare for Saturday's pink day in her memory. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1045

League legends arrive in honour

Whether you are a week-in, week-out rugby league fanatic or only tune in at State of Origin time, you will not want to miss the action at Coolum’s Ronnie Cargill Oval on Saturday.

Australian league legends Alfie Langer, Kerrod Walters, Michael O’Connor, Willy Carne, Kevin Campion, Dan Stains and a few surprise former NRL stars will wind back the clock when they take on a Coolum team in a game of touch football to raise money for the inaugural Delyse Shearer Pink Day.

Delyse, wife of league star Dale Shearer and mother of Coolum Colts Jesse and Jakson, died in February from cancer.

The money raised on Saturday will go towards cancer research and education programs in schools to help children suffering the loss of a parent through cancer.

Coolum Touch Association outbid all-comers with a bid of $3000 to secure a run against the former Origin greats, which will take place at 5pm, between two Red Rooster Cup semi-finals – the first time Coolum has hosted senior rugby league finals.

The knockout semi-final at 4pm will see Caboolture take on Beachmere and in the main game at 5.45pm Coolum, wearing pink socks, will take on Pomona.

There will also be pink beer, pink fairy floss, kids rides and free entry to anyone wearing a pink shirt.

After the games, there will be a Fireworks Downunder display at 7.30pm and live music throughout the night.

To contribute to the fundraiser, supporters can nominate a dollar amount per point scored by the Colts on the day (a maximum payout can be set) or simply make a donation.

For more information, phone Dale on 0418 744 100.


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