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Senior Dragons players have taken time out from their bye week to support the Dragons? Women In League Annual Cocktail Party and Charity Auction to raise funds for breast cancer at Wollongong on Friday night.
Dragons stalwarts Lance Thompson, Jason Ryles and Shaun Timmins and talented young prop Ashton Sims will join Crystal Bears Women In League (WIL) Patron and former Dragons captain Brad Mackay at the gala function at the Pearl Room, City Beach Function Centre.
The inaugural event last year raised $8500 for Joanne Mackay Breast Cancer Foundation.
WIL chairperson Elizabeth Kingston will present Mackay another cheque for the Foundation to the value of $2200, which was raised at the WIL Origin Night in Sydney in July.
Kingston is hopeful this year?s auction will raise at least $10,000, taking WIL?s donation to support breast cancer research to over $20,000 in just 12 months.
Some of the items up for auction on Friday night include:
- 2001 Kellogg?s Nutri-Grain Australian ironman singlet including signatures from current Australian ironman Nathan Smith and former Wollongong-born champ Darren Mercer
There is also a huge range of other non-sports memorabilia and also be a long list of $20 and $50 ?scrolls? available so everyone can join in the fun of the evening.