The 2019 Pink Test – Jane McGrath Day at the Sydney Cricket Ground has won Event of the Year at the Global Stadium Business Awards.
The award acknowledges the best sports or non-sports event, guest event, concert or one-off spectacle held at a major sports venue in the last 12 months and was announced at a gala ceremony in Manchester, England.
In its 11th year, Jane McGrath Day has become a national phenomenon when the SCG and the wider cricket community turn pink in a show of support for those experiencing breast cancer and raising much needed funds for the McGrath Foundation.
From pink food and drink, pink stumps and the iconic Jane McGrath High Tea, the 2019 Sydney Test raised more than $1.3 million to fund nine McGrath Breast Care Nurses.
The McGrath Foundation and Cricket Australia are delighted that the 2019 Pink Test – Jane McGrath Day at the Sydney Cricket Ground had been recognised at a global level.
McGrath Foundation CEO Holly Masters said: “From the fans all dressed in pink, to the players and the wider cricketing community, we’re so honoured that the positive difference made by the Pink Test to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses to support individuals and families affected by breast cancer has been recognised on an international scale.
The McGrath Foundation’s partnership with the SCG and Cricket Australia is a shining example of how sport and charity brings together the cricketing community for the greater good.”
“Jane McGrath Day is the ultimate example of the contribution sport makes to Australian society,” SCG CEO Kerrie Mather said.
“The day also shows what can be achieved when three organisations such as the SCG, Cricket Australia and the McGrath Foundation work very closely months out from the Test to realise the joint goal of supporting our community.
“I congratulate Kevin Roberts at CA and Holly Masters at the McGrath Foundation as well as the ongoing commitment of Glenn McGrath and his family to continue Jane’s legacy.”