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Sporting Chance - 22nd annual Calypso Cricket Festival: 10 – 14 December 2012
Posted December 5th, 2012 - 11:15 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi Everyone!!

Just thought I'd let you all know that if anyone is looking to do some volunteer work in Cape Town between 10th - 14th December 2012, Sporting Chance could use your help.

The website is www.sportingchance.co.za

They are hosting the 22nd Annual Calypso Cricket Festival - an awesome sporting initiative taking place on Strand, Kommetjie and Muizenberg Beach. It gets underprivileged kids excited about the world of sports, by giving them an alternative to life on the streets, keeps them away from the gangs and away from drugs and social evils.

Brad Bing of Sporting Chance echoes Tsolekile’s sentiments, “Every year we introduce thousands of children to the programme and their participation and excitement is gratifying as Calypso Cricket continues to be a highlight in their lives.”

More than just a day at the beach, the Calypso Cricket Festival is used as an incentive at the end of the academic year and is part of Sporting Chance’s determination to encourage sport and physical activity as a fixture in all children’s lives, irrespective of race, gender or social class and to create an uplifting environment to bring together various communities.

Calypso is a unique and fun adaptation of the conventional game. Employing most of the rules of cricket, it is played on the beach with two teams of ten players each and includes both boys and girls.

“Calypso Cricket has proven a popular way of introducing children from some of our emerging communities to cricket,” states Bing. “It has also given us the platform to identify talent, where more than 40 players have gone on to play provincial cricket at school level.”

To get involved in any way, whether you wish to give in the way of your time or even a donation, you can contact Sporting Chance at these contacts:

Office Tel: 021 683 7299
Office Fax: 021 6832323
Office Email: admin@sportingchance.co.za
Sports Blog: Sporting Chance Blog

Office Address: 1 Mariendahl Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town 7700, South Africa