PLAY FOR CHARITY – A CRICKET TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER BY VRT 77
VRT 77 initiated a cricket tournament fund raiser which was scheduled in the end of October till mid November .
This was probably the biggest fundraiser of the year and one of the longest fundraisers for VRT 77 . The groundwork and preparation for the tournament had started more than a month ago with the fundraising team , publicity team and tablers of VRT 77 working hard in terms of getting sponsors and teams for the event . VRT 77 reached out to corporate companies for participation and placed posters at central locations in the city to create awareness about the event and create some buzz about it in the city . It was a tournament with 12 teams with 10 days of cricket , 2 convenors (with support from fellow tablers and 41ers ) and 1 winner . Prior to the event , we had a press meet organised to generate publicity about the event .
The conveners put in their heart and soul into the event to make sure the event went off smoothly . Tablers were also present as volunteers for support . It was a huge learning curve for all of us with a lot of hurdles and challenges that were overcome . This is the first time that VRT 77 has conducted such a big and long tournament which turned out to be a good fundraiser , publicity event and most importantly an excellent learning experience .
The teams that took part were :
- Sweet India
- AK Warriors
- Morrison and Hershfield
- Classic Strikers Club
- IT Association of Andhra Pradesh (ITAAP)
- 10 . Fluent Grid
All the teams put up competitive scores and made sure it was an exciting tournament . The teams would cheer , make some noise and show support for the players on the field creating an atmosphere just like any international cricket match . To add to that we have a few tablers who have entertained us with their commentary . Special mention to Pratik for his entertaining hindi commentary , Ramayya for Telugu commentary . and every tabler who kept updating the scores on the mic . The most common phrase being used “ It’s a nice breezy day \ afternoon “ (haha) .
Medals and certificates were given out for the man of the match at the end of each match and for the finals , prizes were given out to the best performers in the tournament overall in various categories .
The tournament was spread out for over 3 weekends including a Thursday and a Friday . Apart from all the facets mentioned that this event covered , the fore runner of course was fellowship . It was a cricket fellowship too during this entire time and most importantly the ladies and twinklers who attended had fun .
Most of the matches were held at the port stadium with the finals being held at Raghu Engineering college between RTI and Sweet India .
The winner of the tournament was Sweet India . Congratulations to the Sweet India Team . This event would not have been possible without the support of our tablers and Sq. Legs and of course a special mention to our sponsors . Thank you to Project sales corporation , Southern Hitech Computers , Shaurya Constructions , V Hotel , Marriot , The Park , Greendale School , Lovedale Play school , RTI and VRT 77 .
All in all , the event went off really well and we look forward to doing more events like these in future .