Classic catch your way to the Gold Coast on Saturday


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Catch a six in the crowd this Saturday at the Port Douglas Sporting Complex and you could be on your way to the Gold Coast. IMAGE: Supplied.

HAVE the kids been bugging you about the theme parks on the Gold Coast?

If the answer is yes, get them to the Port Douglas Sporting Complex on Saturday and they can catch their way in for free.

The annual Luke Batty Foundation T20 cricket tournament is offering four VIP Magic Passes and two nights accommodation at Mantra Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradise for anyone who catches a six in the crowd this weekend.

The knockout tournament - which will include Hobart Hurricanes coach Damien Wright and former Tasmanian paceman Mark Ridgway - hopes to raise $20,000 for the Luke Batty foundation, which began in 2014 after he was tragically killed by his father at cricket practice.

Locals in attendance at the annual fundraiser in Port Douglas will be hoping there is plenty of sixes hit, as the passes provide unlimited entry to Warner Bros, Movie World, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild.

You can also bid on a number of online auction items as part of the Mantra Group North Queensland’s event, some of which are still at bargain basement prices.



There’s a Tasmanian Getaway, which includes an all-inclusive flights and accommodation package valued at almost $5000 along with luxury Magnetic Island, Palm Cove and Brisbane escapes.

Signed sporting memorabilia, fishing charters and a reef discovery flight can currently be snapped up for a quarter of the normal price.

The first of the four-team T20 tournament matches kicks off at 10am with the Port Douglas community encouraged to get involved. There will be children’s entertainment, food and beverages available throughout the day.

* The Mantra Group fundraiser is supported Newsport, The Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club, The Port Douglas Muddies Cricket Club and Virgin Australia Airlines.

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