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Get ready for a day of fun and excitement amidst a star-studded Twenty20 cricket doubleheader when Adam Gilchrist leads legends of the game and celebrity favourites onto the UOW field on November 18 for Stumping Serious Diseases 2012.
Now in its fourth year, Stumping Serious Diseases (SSD) promises to be a highlight of the region’s social calendar. The doubleheader will feature a celebrity charity cricket match followed by an all stars clash between current professional cricketers and legends of the game.
Players include New Zealand stars Shane Bond,Scott Styris, Australia’s Andy Bichel, Michael Bevan and Damien Martyn and legends Carl Hooper, Aravinda de Silva, Graeme Hick, Saqlain Mustaq and Azhar Mahmood. Former national representative and St George Illawarra Dragons rugby league star Wendell Sailor will also return for his third SSD after captaining the Town XI team against Adam Gilchrist’s Gown XI in 2011.
The event assists in supporting UOW's health and medical research teams in their mission to improve the lives of all members of our community through research into health issues including obesity, mental health, ageing and chronic conditions. SSD 2012 will support, in particular, local children's health and the appointment of a Professor of Paediatrics.
Adam Gilchrist, who is also UOW’s Ambassador, said the event would be unmissable and encouraged UOW students, staff and the community to come along.
“I’ve seen first-hand the devastation which illness wreaks over individuals and the community,” he said.
“I’ll be doing my bit to fight against serious diseases by strapping on the pads again on November 18 to help support UOW’s vital research.”
UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said the annual event was a great way for the University and the community to come together.
“I hope the community can join us for this year’s gala day- which is guaranteed to be one of the Illawarra’s highlights of the year,” he said.
By Jenna Bradwell.