In a bid to ensure that every child has access to education, StayInSchool Nigeria Initiative, a project of Young Minds Foundation, has come up with a seemingly lasting way to match philanthropy with fun and entertainment – because what unites Nigerians more than a good cause and football?
We’ve seen comedians go up against each other; Musicians have proven they are more than just lyrically fit; Twitter star players have razzled and dazzled the crowd with fancy footwork; What is next for Football for A Cause, you ask? There’s a lot more on the line this year!
If, for some reason, you’re just crawling out from under a rock and haven’t heard about Football For A Cause, or ever attended any of the games, you’re in for a real treat this year. In addition to the usual host of celebrities who make an appearance, players from different companies in Nigeria will be joining the celebrities to represent their brands and possibly emerge champions. The fact that this in turn raises money for out of school kids in Nigeria is just a sweet bonus.
Celebrities such as AY, Bovi, Akpororo, Mr Raw, Sound Sultan, Rugged man, Mc Senator, Elenu, Teju Baby Face, Basorge, Do2dtun, Laugh Up, Funny Bone and a lot more will hit the pitch in lending their voice to education of the street child.
The 2015 edition of this epic charity soccer game is scheduled to kick off at 2pm on the 18th of October, 2015 at Campos Mini Stadium. This blend of football, entertainment and philanthropy is an annual fundraising event of the StayInSchoolng Initiative which strives to educate and support out-of-school children in the country.
With over 300 children already in school and an ambition to increase the number to 500 children by October, under the care of the initiative, StayInSchoolNg still continues strong in its mission to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s educational sector.
Tickets for the event are available for N1, 000 and N5, 000 at www.naijaticketshop.com or at the venue. For more information, visit www.stayinschoolng.org, twitter – @stayinschoolng or Facebook StayInSchoolng Initiative.
This year’s edition is supported by The Saints Football Club, EXP Marketing and Lucozade Sports
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