Superheroes will take their powers to the touch field this Saturday to join the fight against brain cancer.
In memory of Logan Taylor, a four-year-old Delungra boy who lost his own cancer battle last year, Warialda Junior Touch are holding their second annual twilight gala to raise funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
The event, which raised over $2000 last year, was the brainchild of 13-year-old Sophie Hall who was determined to support Logan’s sister and her friend, Millie Taylor.
“We had a very close friend diagnosed with a brain tumor before Logan, and she knew how hard that was for them,” mum Teresa Hall said.
Teresa, her husband Paul and elder daughter Jessica were all quick to jump on board. “Sophie - she seems to organise us all. This is her baby and she’s done a great job,” Teresa said.
“This was her idea and we just helped her make it happen.”
Two Inverell teams will join 10 more from around the region for the primary and high school competitions. They will wear their most inspiring superhero-themed costumes in an effort to take out the prize for best dressed team.
Teresa said the costumes – many including capes – had a way of evening out the skill levels among teams, and added to the joyful, non-competitive atmosphere.
“We make it more a fun day. It’s not all about winning, it’s about taking part and being there for a cause,” she said.
There will be several fundraising efforts throughout the day, including a ball throwing competition, a relay and the proceeds of the canteen.
The gala will run from 4pm through to the evening, kicking off with a showcase from the youngest players and finishing with a heroes vs villains parents game, which will star Logan’s parents, Sarah and Rob, and the local primary school principal.