BA teams up with Corporate League to raise funds


(Posted 11th February 2014)

British Airways Uganda and the Corporate League, a football league for Ugandan teams, have joined hands to raise funds for local charities through a season opening mini tournament which according to a media release just received will become an annual event.

The Kyandondo Rugby Club will be the venue on the 23rd of February for the first such event, and proceeds have been committed to a number of charitable causes in line with the BA / Comic Relief partnership ‘Flying Start’.

Each participating team will bring a million Uganda Shillings to the fund, and several have already committed to play in the tournament, including Civicon, G4S, AAR, DFCU Bank and SSL Logistics, giving the fundraiser a 5 million shillings headstart.

(The key ‘players’ from left to right are Trevor Ariho, Public Relations Officer AAR, Martin Mungai, Business Development Manager G4S, British Airways Country Commercial Manager Faith Chaitezvi and Richard Kawere Corporate League chairperson)

The Corporate League is now in its 12th year and as such a well established corporate sports event series and therefore a choice partner for British Airways to be certain of both publicity as well as the capacity to raise money for Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

The tournament winning team will receive the BA Charity Shield, team members will be honoured with medals and there is also one return ticket to London in the bag of goodies the winners will take home. The best male and female player and the best goalkeeper too will be recognized with a special prize.

Under the rules each team must comprise 7 players, at least one of them a woman, three subs and have a head coach and a team manager. Uganda’s corporate world, active in sports and active in charitable causes, way to go.

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