by Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
23 January 2009
Futsal fever is currently spreading the globe but it owes a great deal of its success and all of its appeal to the streets and playgrounds of South America where the game was first conceived. Futsal as an indoor version of football is the only small sided game sanctioned by FIFA.
With this in mind and taking on the Futsal fever, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) has decided to combine sports and charity and take it to the next level.
WAO will be organizing our first ever WAO Charity Futsal Tournament in March 2009 to raise much needed funds for the WAO Refuge and Child Care Centre.
2008 has particularly been a very tough year as we were also affected by the global financial crisis. Many of our funders decided to reduce their funding towards the WAO Refuge and Child Care Centre, thus leaving us in a quandary. WAO incurred a shortfall of RM600,000 in 2008 and although we have now life line of 12 months, every effort has to be made to continue to raise funds.
WAO hopes to gather 50 Futsal teams to compete for attractive prizes. We are also opening booth space to vendors who wish to sell their products during the event. Each booth space costs RM500.00 and will consist of 2 plastic square table and 3 chairs. Vendors are also encouraged to bring their own kiosk if they wish to do so.
Sports Plaza has kindly agreed to sponsor the venue. All monies collected from this tournament will be fully channeled for the services provided for women and children.
The event is open for men, women and mixed teams.
Details of the event are as follow:
Date : 29th March 2009 (Sunday)
Time : 8.30am to 6.00pm
Venue : The Sports Plaza
Lot 14, Jalan Bersatu 13/4
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
(same row as Colgate Palmolive in section 13
– right opposite the Nissan service centre)
Fee : RM150 per person (You can contribute more!)
Total players : 8 persons per team
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or Didie@wao.org.my if you are interested to join. The application form can be downloaded HERE which is to be filled and returned to us before 20th March 2009 (Friday).
Kindly enclose your cheque to Women’s Aid Organisation or you can bank into the Public Bank savings account no: 4-5230685-13