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$50K Sevens Event For Charity

Real estate magnate and restaurateur, Samuel Raj made the announcement yesterday.
18 May 2020 13:39
$50K Sevens Event For Charity
Action from a local 7s tournament.

A Vancouver businessman is prepared to sponsor a $50,000 sevens event in the country with the prize-money going to charity.

Real estate magnate and restaurateur, Samuel Raj made the announcement yesterday.

He would be contacting the Fiji Rugby Union to discuss his plans on how they could make it happen.

“The 25 –team event will run by FRU,” he said.

“Every team will identify a charity, participate and walk away with $2,000, How good that is.”

The avid Fiji Airways Fijian 7s fan always had a deep desire to sponsor an event, added the timing couldn’t be any better.

Raj said considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggles faced by many in the country, $50,000 charity fund would be of huge help.

“We need to plan it good and when the sporting bans are lifted, and things get back to normal, announcement will be made on the date and venue.

“We to strategize the plan going forward and we have to get things ready before we can make any announcement.”

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