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 Celebrate cricket Fridays and make a Corporate Social Investment at the same time

2011-03-08 12:00
Here is a way for businesses to celebrate Cricket Fridays and make a meaningful difference to children at the same time.

Sarah Riordan, a faculty member of USB Executive Development (USB-ED), and Helen Nevin are writing a series of children’s books about the countries that participate in international sports events. This includes the soccer, cricket and rugby World Cups and the Olympics in 2012. Well-researched, imaginatively crafted and brightly illustrated, the stories centre around Octavia the travel-wise, sport-loving Ostrich and two adventurous friends who visit all participating countries and learn much along the way. The books are especially aimed at primary school children.

During the cricket world cup tournament, companies that are celebrating Cricket Fridays are invited to sponsor 100 Octavia goes ‘out’ ‘in’ Asia books for R4 500. Sponsors can elect to have the books delivered to their own premises for distribution or they can donate the books to the Waterfront Rotary Club which will distribute them to children via their literacy projects.

Individuals can get involved by buying an ebook.  For each ebook sold, a printed book will be donated to the Waterfront Rotary Club for distribution. Details and easy instructions to download an ebook are available on the website.

For more information, contact Sarah Riordan: E-mail: / Phone: 082 686 3831.
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