Emergency Services Big Bash
Date of Event : Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:37PM

The 6th annual Emergency Services Mega Bash will be held on Saturday 21 January 2017 event at Gannon’s Park, Isaak St, Peakhurst.

The aim of the Emergency Services Mega Bash is a community engagement event for the agencies to visualise static displays and demonstrations using various equipment and vehicles, incorporating a festival style atmosphere for attending patrons, whilst building comradery between the personnel of the emergency services. All profits are being donated to
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. We are attempting to continue raise awareness and further development with research into child related health issues and further assist families during such crisis. The aim of this assistance is to ultimately save lives. Authority to Fundraise number 1245384.

The event itself is a round robin cricket tournament with modified rules played amongst teams made up from the NSW emergency services being
Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service and Health.

Skill clinic sessions will include:
  • 9.30am - Cricket (run by Cricket NSW);  
  • 10.45am - Rugby Union (run by NSW Waratahs);  
  • 12pm - Rugby League (run by NRL)  
  • 3.30pm - Soccer/Football (run by Sydney FC &  St George Football Association)
  • Between 11am and 11.30am,  players from the Pakistan Cricket  ODI team will be attending.  
  • The NRL Provan-Summons trophy will be attending between 12pm and 1.20pm.
  • Between 1pm and 2pm, players  from the NRL – Cronulla Sharks  & St George Dragons will be  attending.
  • A celebrity signing session will be held  from approximately 1pm  followed by a celebrity 10/10  cricket match. Celebrities will include Paul Wade (Soccer), Michael  Bevan (Cricket), Ian Thorpe (to be confirmed) (Swimmer), Emma Tonegato (Rugby), Mark Coyne (NRL), Alanna Ferguson (NRL), Melissa  Wu (Diving), Ben Ross (NRL), Anthony  Maroon (Triple M), Troy Luff (AFL), Scott  Gourley (NRL) and Joel Leffler (Musician)!!
Kids and parents will be entertained with amusement rides, mini carnivals,  games and demonstrations, static displays of historic and current Police and  Emergency Service vehicles, Australian Defence Force displays, general and food  stalls.

A post match function will follow the tournament and will be held  at Club Grandviews, 821  Forest Rd, Peakhurst, where everyone  is most welcome to attend to interact with players and officials. Our Master of  Ceremonies, 2GB and Channel 9’s funny man, Darryl ‘The Big Marn’ Brohman will interview our guest former Australian fast bowler &  Bollywood star, Brett Lee. The function will host a trophy presentation, raffle  drawn and live auction hosted, along with live music by Sutherland Shire  musician Joel Leffler, food and beverages. Entry per person is $10. Under 15’s are free. (Limit of 150 – No  tickets at door).

Be sure to tune in to 873AM 2GB for updates of the day festivities throughout the afternoon from 12pm.

Live Auction items (during the function) includes: 2016 signed & framed  Sydney Swans jersey; 2016 signed & framed QLD Maroons jersey; 2016 signed  & framed NSW Blues jersey; 2015/16 signed & framed NSW Blues cricket  bat; 2015 signed & framed Australian cricket bat; 2016 Hawthorn Hawks signed  & framed lithograph guernsey; 2016 signed NRL World All Stars jersey; 2016  Australian Wallabies signed jersey; 2017 signed & framed Penrith Panthers  jersey and Panthers Academy Tour & BBQ up to 20 people; 2016 signed &  framed Cronulla Sharks jersey; 2016 signed & framed NSW Waratahs jersey;  signed Glenn McGrath, Steve Smith and Shane Watson pink cricket ball; and  2016/17 signed & framed Sydney FC jersey.

Silent Auction (during the day) includes: 2016 Melbourne Storm jersey signed & framed by  the 'Big 3' - Cameron Smith, Billy Slater & Cooper Cronk; 2016 signed &  framed Wests Tigers jersey; Nathan Jones signed Melbourne Demons baseball cap;  Geelong Cats signed & framed Team print; 2016 Hawthorn Hawks signed &  framed lithograph Team poster; signed Ben Creagh's last playing shorts; signed  Benji Marshall last playing shorts; Missy Higgins signed merchandise pack;  Sydney Swifts bib signed by Kim Green; and Mike Hussey signed and framed final  test innings.

Raffle tickets are for sale at $2 each.  Nearly $7,000 worth of prizes to give away.

Major sponsors of this event  include: Nine Network; Macquarie  Media (2GB); Harvey Norman Caringbah; Sutherland Liquor Accord; JAX Tyres; First State Super and Guardian Funerals.

The Facebook link for the  event is: Please share with your family and  friends.

Last updated: Tuesday January 17, 2017 11:42PM
Author: Hamish Solomons