Thursday, March 2, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Bowen Seagulls Rugby League hosted its 12th annual Bowen Summer 10s Carnival to raise funds for cancer research last Saturday, with the carnival hosting a total of 22 teams from as far afield as Cairns and raising $12,000.
The chosen causes this year were close to the Club’s heart according to Club President Darren Piggott, who said Bowen Cancer and Ostomy Support group and the family of a club volunteers currently battling cancer would benefit from the fundraising.
“Knowing that we have the support of the community and that they have come together to raise these funds means a lot to us,” Mr Piggott said.
On the day, 15 men’s teams and seven women’s teams battled it out for the trophies.
The teams of Noel Yasso Memorial, 20 Prise Boys, and Boonti Buster got right on the fundraising band wagon, bringing in a $6000 contribution. Boonti Busters efforts alone in conjunction with Kevla Expresso and Health Food Bar Muffin Drive, Corey and Shannen Jensen Broncos Jersey donation, Wheelbarrow Raffle, and Karmon Powers shave for a cause raised $5000.
And the Baddies women’s team donated their $1000 prize back to the club to give to our chosen charities.
In the action-packed football, the men’s competition was strong with Club teams mixing it with exhibition, memorial, and family teams throughout.
The Grand Final of the men’s competition was fast and physical making with Fiji Time winning the final 24-10 against Samu Bala’s.
In the women’s competition NRLW star Shania Powers’ Coastal Neurs took home the trophy.
Players of the carnival were Karmon Power from Boonti Busters and Chelsea Munns from Baddies.
The team Fiji Time were the winners at Bowen Seagulls Rugby League’s annual Bowen Summer 10s Carnival where spectators, businesses, and teams raised $12,000 for local causes
Bowen local Karmon Power raised funds by shaving his head at the event