Who are we?
We are a group of students studying in different Teach for India intervened schools. One thing that binds us is the passion for cricket. We come from low or middle-income families, due to which we cannot afford pricey clubs. We have a lot of talented students who excel at playing cricket. By seeing our talent and passion towards cricket our Bhaiyas and Didis, who teach us, decided to organize a tournament. Hence they gave us a platform in the form of Swings and Shots. This tournament gives the kids like us the opportunity to show their skills and encourage young talent. This tournament has been conducting for the past 4 years successfully and this is the 5th year when we will be taking it to the glory!
Why are we conducting it?
There are many kids across Pune whose families cannot afford to play in clubs, which are very pricey. Most of the schools do not have proper playgrounds and equipment. Therefore we have come up with an excellent idea of organizing a cricket tournament at very less registration fee. This way we will be able to connect with the kids having similar passion and could encourage them to show their skills in cricket and convert their dreams into reality.
Not only for the cricket enthusiast but also for the ones who will be future CEOs, managers, event organisers etc., this tournament gives them the opportunity to get exposure of the same by organising the entire event.
How our tournament is unique?
This tournament is entirely organised by the students from different schools across Pune. Also, there are no separate teams for girls and boys, rather they both play in the same team. This has resulted into solving of many issues of gender biases and stereotyping in the communities or the societies.
Our appeal to you
It is our sincere request to you to kindly donate in the form of cash or any other means which you find feasible so that we can organize this tournament and give more children better opportunities.
Expenses that will occur (Tournament span: 15 days approx.)
Tent/ Ground = Rs.20000
On day arrangements (medical aid, pitch set-up) = Rs.5000
Refreshment = Rs.15000
Advertisement/ Publicity = 5000
Trophies / medals = Rs.15000
Cricket equipment = Rs. 10000