Fire to host Hoops for Troops

December 6, 2017 | Townsville Fire news

The JCU Townsville Fire will host Adelaide tomorrow night as part of the club’s Hoops for Troops round.

In conjunction with the Australian Army, the Fire will face the Lightning in a limited-edition camouflage uniform, which will be auctioned following the game with all profits being donated to Legacy.

Earlier this year, the Army became a major partner of the Fire, with the pair collaborating on a range of strategic issues.

“I think it will be a great opportunity for us to be able to showcase what we do with some of the interactive displays and also for them to be able to wear them commemorative outfit which they have designed for the evening,” LTCOL Sara Molloy said.

“We’re really looking forward to it.

“The Townsville Fire does a lot with the Australian Army already. Under our human performance framework – with the Australian Defence Force – there’s a number of opportunities in terms of resilience, rehabilitation and recovery and the Townsville Fire has actually already assisted with some of those initiatives.”

With the Rising Sun emblazoned on the Fire’s uniform, point guard Mikhaela Donnelly said the occasion would provide extra incentive for the team to perform.

The 23-year-old, who was spectacular in Kelly Wilson’s absence last week, will play a key role in the Fire’s push for a clean sweep over the Lightning.

“It’s a proud moment for us to be able to play in these colours,” Donnelly said.

“The Army are a huge part of this city – as are we – and it’s great that we have been able to come together and represent them tomorrow night.

“Hopefully this will give us some extra Fire power because we’re playing for a bigger cause tomorrow night.”

In addition to the game, spectators will be given the opportunity to board an Army vehicle, as well as adorning themselves in camouflage war paint.

The Fire host the Lightning at Townsville Stadium from 7pm.

Click here to pre-purchase tickets to the Fire’s Hoops for Troops game.