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Stronger Than Winston 7s Appeal

Uprising Beach Resort in partnership with West 7sRugby Series and Spain 7s have teamed-up to host a ‘#StrongerThanWinston 7s Fundraising Appeal’ at Pacific Harbour tomorrow. The #StrongerThanWinston Rugby 7s Fundraising
26 Feb 2016 10:33
Stronger Than Winston 7s Appeal

Uprising Beach Resort in partnership with West 7sRugby Series and Spain 7s have teamed-up to host a ‘#StrongerThanWinston 7s Fundraising Appeal’ at Pacific Harbour tomorrow.

The #StrongerThanWinston Rugby 7s Fundraising Appeal will be a one-day 12-team tournament                                                               hosted by Uprising.

Tourism Fiji is the major sponsor of the tournament.

The 12 teams will be a mixture of the best local and national teams from around Fiji including Wardens, Police, Army, Samurai Barracudas, Tabadamu, Westfield, Hillview, Army Nadroga, McDonalds Saunaka and Uprising with the special inclusion of the Spain 7s team.

The main reason for hosting of the Uprising Cyclone Winston Relief Tournament is to raise funds for disaster relief, as well as bring joy and entertainment to the local community in this terrible time.

For this reason, a number of social media hashtags will be used: #StrongerThanWinston, #JuntosSiPodemos, #RugbyMoreThanAGame, #ValoresRugby #RugbyStrongerThanWinston, #CycloneWinston #PrayForFiji, #RugbyBuildsCharacter, #FijiWhereHappinessFindsYou

With the West Sevens Nadi leg scheduled to be held today and tomorrow  now postponed to May, co-ordinator Biunavulo Tadranu has offered his support.

James Pridgeon of Uprising Beach Resort has organised tournament sponsorship as well as key public relation events to make sure the tournament can go ahead.

The Spain 7s team has also created a fundraising account for the Fiji Red Cross Society on www.ammado.com with the intention of raising money for the Cyclone Relief.

All funds raised on the online fundraising platform will go directly to the Fiji Red Cross from the global rugby community.

The fundraiser can be found on this link: https://www.ammado.com/community/rugbystrongerthanwinston

Official funds that people can donate to: – Fiji Government Fund: http://bit.ly/1LELgw5  – Fiji Red Cross: http://www.redcross.com.fj/

The #StrongerThanWinston Rugby 7s Fundraising Appeal will be a first of its kind using the national sport to contribute to Tropical Cyclone Winston relief efforts.

The tournament will be free for the public to attend, however, there will be donation buckets doing the rounds asking for any amount or a “gold coin” donation by the Fiji Red Cross Society.

The 12 participating teams will pay $200 registration fee of which all of the fee will go to proceeds for the Cyclone Winston Relief.

Other sponsors who have come on board to back the event, in cash or kind, include; Powerade, FIJI Water, The Pearl South Pacific, Sigatoka River Safari, Fiji Coral Coast Sevens, Formscaff Fiji, CLABBS Pacific Limited, and On Time Electrical.

Other potential sponsors will be announced as and when they come on board.   Spain 7s will add $1000 for the prize with a full 12 person playing kit also being donated by the Spain 7s team.

Uprising Beach Resort

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