There was plenty for everyone to smile about at Dorrien Gardens on Sunday as the Perth Glory Legends took on a team of doctors from Perth Children’s Hospital in a fundraising game for the PCH Foundation and Telethon.
More than 800 people were on hand to see the likes of Jamie Harnwell, Gareth Naven, Scott Miller, Kim Carroll, Elisa D’Ovidio, Shawn Billam, Richard and Michael Garcia, Steven McGarry and Chris Harold don the famous purple in very hot conditions.
After racing to a three-goal lead through efforts from Richard Garcia, McGarry and Harold, Glory were pegged back by a PCH side which seemed to grow in both confidence and numbers as the game wore on, with the Doctors eventually running out 5-3 winners.
The inaugural PCH-Glory Cup amd medals were duly presented to PCH skipper, Vaanitha Manickavasagar, by Hunter Madden.
Hunter, of course, is the youngster whose incredibly brave battle with leukaemia inspired the club’s involvement with the Leukaemia Foundation and he was delighted to see that his oncologist, Dr Rishi Kotecha, was part of the PCH squad.
A number of other children currently undergoing treatment at PCH were also present, along with the Sorrento Under-10s who defied the heat to do a great job as ball kids, while the pre-match and half-time entertainment was provided by the outstanding Desiree Dance Academy from Butler.
Over $3000 was raised on the day which will be split between the PCH Foundation and Telethon and the club would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible and to all our Members and fans who supported it.