BRENTWOOD Booragoon Football Club (BBFC) players will don special guernseys this week to raise awareness and money for the Black Dog Institute, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to prevent and treat mental illness.
A club spokesman said the idea was well received when put to the playing group late last year as a way to mark the club’s 40th anniversary and give back to the community.
“We wanted to have an edgy design that reflected our passion for the Black Dog Institute and the cause,” he said.
“We incorporated our club colours (blue, red and white), black to represent (the Institute) and of course (the Institute) logo.
“Many designs where drafted and put to the playing group.
“In the end we feel this design best represents the club, the players and the charity.”
The local outfits’ reserves and league sides will wear the specially-designed charity strip, which were subsidised thanks to sponsorship, when they take the field against the Belmont Bombers on Saturday.
BBFC aims to raise $2000 on game day, with all profits going to the Institute.
“This is something the club as a whole is extremely proud of,” the spokesman said.
The clubs will acknowledge two life members by awarding a best-on-ground medal to a player from each team.
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Brentwood Booragoon Football Club fundraiser for the Black Dog Institute.
What: Brentwood Booragoon Football Club vs Belmont Bombers
When: Saturday, May 19. Reserves bouncedown at 12.35pm. League bouncedown 2.30pm
Where Karoonda Park, Booragoon