Sorbet Mans Up to Kick Cancer

2015-11-02 08:58

On Saturday 28 November, the Sorbet Group mans up to kick cancer by hosting the second instalment of Sorbet Man’s annual Balls for Brovember Action Football Tournament. Held at Johannesburg’s Discovery Soccer Park, the tournament forms part of the month of November’s drive to raise awareness for and fight against testicular and prostrate cancer. In addition to sporting a moustache, Sorbet is challenging all guys out there to grow a pair and show they care by kicking some balls around.

Following a ten-minute, round robin-style of action football, the tournament is open to all companies, celebrities, dads, lads, football fans and best friends who want to kick it for Cancer. Whether or not they have any ball skills, guys are encouraged to gather teams of 8 bros together for a fun, action-packed day on the field. Each team is required to secure their entry with a once-off fee of R1600 per team, proceeds of which will be donated to the More Balls Than Most CancerFoundation (MBTM) – a NGO dedicated to promoting awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate and testicular cancer.

According to MBTM, testicular cancer death rates have fallen by appoximately 80% since the early 70s and prostrate cancer, while common, is preventable with early detection being vital for 100% recovery.

“I know the importance of early detection,” says Mark Pilgrim, cancer survivor and Ambassador of MBTM. “One sometimes only realises the importance after you have been touched. Men tend to be proud and sometimes ignorant, but the fact is, ignorance can cost you your life.”

“Initiatives like ‘Balls for Brovember’ help create awareness and much-needed funds to causes like MBTM, to drive the message that early detection saves lives,” ends Pilgrim.

But it’s not only about bros and balls: with plenty of fun, games and grand prizes, the day promises to be a fun one for the whole family plus anyone who wants to cheer the chaps on from the side lines.

“We are encouraging players to bring along their friends and family for spectator support,” says Jade Kirkel, Marketing Manager of Sorbet Group.

Balls for Brovember football team entries are officially open, and guys have up until 24 November to sign up for the ultimate action football challenge. A maximum number of 32 teams will qualify for the day and entries are limited to a first-come, first-served basis. To enter your team, visit http://www.quicket.co.za/events/12629-sorbetman-balls-4-brovember/#/ and secure your spot on the soccer field!

Because, yes, cancer CAN be beaten and we’ve got the balls to kick it.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

Inside News24

 
/News
 

And the Paws24 and Hill's winners are ...

Find out who the winners of our Paws24 pet pics and Q&a competitions are...

 

Paws

Keep your family and pets safe from rabies
5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.