The Chris Burger Petro Jackson
official charity of the Springbok Rugby Team, The Chris Burger Petro Jackson
Players’ Fund, steps in to offer help and hope when rugby players suffer
catastrophic and serious rugby injuries. It currently cares for 105 quadriplegics across South Africa, and
implements initiatives to make the game safer and reduce the number of injuries
taking place. The work of the Players’
Fund is financed through annual fundraising initiatives, donations from the
wider rugby community and passionate fans of the game, and a grant from SA
The Love of the Game Charity Banquet
For The Love of the Game Charity Banquet is one of the Fund’s most popular and
well-supported fundraising events. It takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town on Wednesday, 25 September, and the
entire Springbok squad will be attending, along with Australian rugby team
players and management who have pledged their support.
has arranged for five of its recipients to be part of this special rugby
occasion and to meet their Springbok heroes, Capetonians Chris
Labuschagne, Delvian Samuels, Henry Afrikaner, JP Lugt and Vulisango Solomon.
guests attending the Banquet will be hosted at each table by one of the current
Springboks. They will enjoy a delicious
3-course meal, a speech by guest speaker and former Springbok captain, John
Smit, live entertainment from Coda, 3 Tons of Fun and Louis Loock, and exciting
raffle prizes and auction items. MC’s
Ryan O’Connor and Dan Nicholl will host exciting Q&A sessions with key
Springboks and Wallabies ahead of their Saturday showdown at Newlands.
are urged to contribute to the Players Fund by SMS-ing messages of support to
the Boks to 40776 from 18-26 September. The cost per SMS is R20.
will be broadcast live on Super Sport 1 from 20:00-22:00. The
SMS donation line will appear regularly on screen to encourage donations to the
information on the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund and attending the
Love of the Game Charity Banquet, please contact the Players Fund office on
(021) 659 5615.
www.playersfund.org.za or email events @playersfund.org.za