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Doctors take to the pitch for a cause

Western Suburbs Softball Club
Dr Lim, from the surgical team, who won 2021 doc v doc game.

Doctors will verse doctors in an upcoming fundraiser facilitated by Bundaberg Western Suburbs Softball Club, raising money for Bundaberg Hospital's Children's Ward

The annual competition first took place last year as a face off between the hospital's orthopaedic surgeons and the surgical doctors.

Western Suburbs Softball Club's Ange Rohd said the game was just as fun as it was competitive.

“There was plenty of fun had by all and the doctors are pretty competitive during the softball game held at Bundaberg Western Suburbs Softball Club's diamond at Jubilee Park,” she said.

Ange said Western Suburbs Softball Club would provide the diamond, equipment, umpires and refreshments for the day when the second-ever event gets underway at Jubilee Park.

“The surgeons provide some amazing team plays and about 20 players will partake for the second year in a row,” she said.

“The club are proud to be able to provide the opportunity for the two teams to battle it out for the glory of bragging rights.”

Last year Western Suburbs Softball Club raised $500 for the Children's Ward at the Bundaberg Hospital.

Ange said she hoped they would be able to provide the same funding amount or more for years to come, with a newly refurbished pitch to benefit the competition.

“With the completion of the upgrades to the diamond recently, thanks to a grant, it will be great to provide better facilities for this and many future games to happen,” Ange said.

“With the upcoming local 2022/23 softball season to start in October it will be useful for training as well.”

UPDATE: The Doc v Doc softball game has been postponed. New date TBC.

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