Lismore Marist Brothers Rams Rugby League Football Club is holding a special fund-raising day on Saturday, July 12, when the club hosts Mullumbimby Giants at Oakes Oval, Lismore, in Retravision Northern League.
The day is being promoted as a Motor Neurone Awareness Day to raise funds for a couple of old footballers who have been struck down with the disease.
Bob Delaney was a past player with the Ballina Seagulls as well as being a captain-coach of Marist Brothers in the mid 1980s.
Geoff Irwin was a long-time player with both the South Lismore and Lismore Workers, taking the reins as captain-coach of both clubs during the 1990s.
The Marist Brothers first grade team will be playing in a special pink playing strip courtesy of Healthy Inspirations, a women-only healthy weight loss centre.
The league action will kick-off with the Under-18 game at 3pm, then it will be off to the Italo-Australian Club for a post-match function which will include an auction of league memorabilia.
The pink jerseys that will be worn by the players for this game will also be auctioned off.
The day is being supported by the Men of League Foundation, which will provide items for the auction as well as facilitating the attendance of former Australian players Noel Kelly, John Sattler, John Peard and John Mayes as guest speakers at the after-game function.
Brothers will provide a courtesy bus from Oakes Oval to the Italo-Australian Club after the games and will then return patrons back to the main CBD area after the function.