The field was awash with pink on Sunday March 4 when the Beaudesert Soccer club proudly hosted an U15/16 girls vs senior women game dedicated to the Brehmer family.
Mia Brehmer, aged 13, plays for the club and her team mates wanted to support her and her family in their darkest hour.
The club was aware that Mia’s 36-year-old mother Kylie was in the final stages of metastatic breast cancer and her father Luke was spending every waking moment at the hospital and struggling to support their four children both emotionally and financially.
Luke had worked nights as a truck driver but had to stop work when Kylie was hospitalised after the cancer spread to her lungs and brain.
Friends have established a Go-Fund Me page to raise money for the family and the Beaudesert Soccer Club secretary Teresa Adams said the team wanted to contribute as well as honouring the contribution made by Kylie.
“Kylie has been sick for a lot of years but she was always there to support Mia and the team,” Ms Adams said.
“So we dedicated our training match on Sunday to her.
“We had a sausage sizzle and pink balloons.
“The players wore pink socks and hair ties.”
Ms Adams said the game and fundraiser was a success.
“It was a lovely Sunday morning game, the girls played well and had a lot of fun,” she said.
She said Mia was not at the game but she had seen the photos of the day and shown them to Kylie in hospital.
“With the sausage sizzle and our donation box we were able to raise $342.20 for the Brehmer Family,” Ms Adams said.
“We are grateful to Heits Meats for donating the sausages and Beaudesert Soft Drinks for donating the drinks.”
The club also extended thanks to the men and women who organised the barbecue, nets, referees and shade on the day.