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Having a Ball for Mandela Day

Eight Cape Town companies have signed up for a Five-a-Side football tournament, organised by Adverb Marketing, Communications and Events.

“Finding ourselves with the problem of coming up with something genius to do for our clients on Mandela Day we thought it would be first prize if we could put together an event that they could all take part in. The Soccer World Cup has inspired so many ideas and Mandela Day is a significant date on our calendars. In support we have invited our clients to be a part of our “Have a Ball” Campaign on Friday, 18 July in aid of The Homestead Projects for Street Children”, says Adverb’s Vanessa Northing.

The tournament will be held at Fives Futbol, who have kindly donated their Century City venue and staff for the day and will see each company create a soccer team consisting of four boys from The Homestead and four staff members from the company. A total of 32 boys will be bussed in from The Homestead Shelter in Woodstock and The Homestead Youth Care Centre in Khayelitsha, courtesy of Hotel Verde. They will be treated to a fun day of soccer, food, refreshments and give-aways. A surprise for all will be the arrival of some of the players from Ajax Cape Town, who will be there to kick a few goals in the nets and assist with the prize giving. Along with medals and trophies, prizes will be awarded for the biggest smile, furthest goal, best save, loudest laugh and so on. The day of giving will be topped off with a hand-out of takkies and soccer balls to each boy who participated, these have been purchased with the funds donated (or saved) by the sponsors who are:

Adverb, Aquawolf, BON Hotels, Carlucci, Colin Roberts, Concept Lounge, Fives Futbol, Grandslots, Hotel Verde, Innovation Projects, Jella Trading, lccpm, Mike’s Sports, Syspro, TraceBev