On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Oldham play Batley Bulldogs at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium in round 3 of the Kingstone Press Championship Shield.
The game will be played during Batley’s annual pink weekend and the Bulldogs would like to extend an invitation for Oldham fans to join in.
In 2014 Batley Bulldogs held their first pink weekend raising money for breast-cancer charities. In the following years, they have raised a total of £30,000 through this annual event and every penny has been donated to the charities.
The weekend usually starts on Friday with pink afternoon tea and then on Saturday there are activities for all the family. The main day is Sunday when the club asks people to come wearing something pink, the Batley players play in
a special pink kit which is immediately sold after the match.
There will be entertainment before and after the match, inflatable slides for the children, tombola stalls etc and a ‘bucking stool’ where fans can, for a small donation, ‘duck’ various officials including referees.
Also this year the Batley chairman, Kevin Nicholas, and 4 others will be walking from Leeds to Wembley arriving in time for the Challenge Cup Final, raising additional monies for the charities.
On the morning of Saturday, August 26, 120 Batley fans, all wearing Pink tee shirts will be joining in the last 10 kilometres from the London Broncos ground to Wembley, again raising much-needed monies.
Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, whether it be a partner, a mother, a grandmother, a friend or a friend of a friend and the more we can support these the worthy causes then hopefully one day a cure will be found.
Please come and enjoy the day and if possible wear something pink. There will be 50p off any drinks bought before 2pm and hopefully, the sun will shine.