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Image: How Soccer Will Help Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation In the fight against HIV/AIDS, the nonprofit Grassroot Soccer is reaching youth in Africa using soccer as its platform. And it's working.

It is the late nineties in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. There is a funeral every week. Thousands are dying. They are getting sick, and then they are dying. Loved ones come to the funerals to mourn, to talk to the deceased's family, to try and console them, and then they leave with the thought of the next funeral heavy on their minds.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Sport
Image: All Women Team Rides for Masikhule Put your money where their legs are!

The Masikhule cycling team are tackling the Lesotho Sky Challenge and have had a good start to the 6-day stage race.  Sunday (Day 1) was a technical prologue, navigating treacherous dongas, rocks and drop-offs.  Certainly not for the faint-hearted.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: RELAINCE racing for Rhino's and Renosterveld - Reliance Compost will partner with the Ride the Rhino 2014 MTB

Once again this year Reliance Compost will partner with the Ride the Rhino 2014 MTB stage race, which  gets underway from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September, in memory of 1004 rhinos poached last year, as well as many other endangered species whose habitat is under threat in the fast receding Renosterveld.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Image: What is KHAYA GYMS - socio economic imbalances are challenges we face on a day to day basis.

In 2013 Rockets Launched a pilot program for the Khaya Mobile Gyms at the Fairmount High School together with the support of the IDC, the Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport and the Department of Sport & Recreation South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: World's Most Popular Game Empowers Young Women Grassroot Soccer (GRS) uses the universal language of soccer to empower South African youth

Soccer has other powers as well. Grassroot Soccer (GRS) uses the universal language of soccer to empower South African youth to adopt healthy behaviours and prevent the spread of HIV.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture, Sport
Image: GRS World Cup SKILLZ Bracket Don't Miss the Fun! GRS World Cup SKILLZ Bracket Registration Open Through June 11th!

Play along with the teams in Brazil through our GRS World Cup SKILLZ Bracket. Pick your teams then follow along with the excitement of the games, June 12 – July 13 to see how your predictions stack up against other GRS fans!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: MAD CHARITY™ meets Eddy Merckx

On 7 March 2014 Klein Constantia, in collaboration with the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step pro cycling team, was host to a spectacular fund raising cocktail and auction function when management of the OPQS team travelled to South Africa for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. Attendees were entertained by the beautiful Louise Carver and had the opportunity to meet and greet the cycling legend, Eddie Merckx.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Truly Mad2Run Mad2Run successfully complete their personal challenge

Mad2Run is a team of 21 friends who planned – and successfully completed – a run from Johannesburg to Cape Town in just one week to raise funds for MAD CHARITY™ and, as if that was not enough, they also participated in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon! Mad2Run is determined to continue their fundraising efforts for the cause. We are inspired by this group of friends who have taken on such a huge task and congratulate and thank them.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sport
Momentum 2 Excellence (M2E) - a new sports motivated programme

Momentum, Cricket South Africa and MAD CHARITY™ are excited to announce a new sports motivated partnership, M2E. This is yet another fantastic initiative aimed at uplifting under-privileged youngsters, who display cricket talent and academic potential, through a comprehensive bursary programme. This holistic offering covers life-skills training, practical support, structured mentorship and leadership development   Read More...




Sport
Image: CAPE ARGUS PICK N PAY CYCLE TOUR 2014 On Sunday, 9 March 2014, MAD CHARITY™’s 550 cyclists participated in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. MAD CHARITY™’ also celebrated their 10th year of participating in the Cycle Tour.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: MAD about Making A Difference

People going to the extreme to make a difference...   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport

The Pam Golding Properties’ Heart of Gold Trust aims to discover and invest in exceptional youth, whether its academia, sport, art or culture. MAD CHARITY™ was lucky enough to be chosen as the strategic partner to add our experience and knowledge to assist The Heart of Gold Trust in its endeavours. The Chief Executive, Andrew Golding, launched this initiative by choosing to add a social responsibility component to his IRONMAN participation. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew for using his 226 IRONMAN kilometres to raise funds for education in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , CATEGORY, Social & Community, Sport, Videos
Image: GRS GIRLS UNITED GRS Pro Ambassador Christen Press Launches GRS Girls United Campaign

This season Christen is scoring goals for girls by dedicating her goals on the pitch to helping us reach more girls with the transformative SKILLZ Street program. A generous group of donors will be matching funds for every goal Christen scores in 2014, up to $55,000! This means that your donation to the campaign, in any amount, will be doubled!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: GRS Featured in Stand Up Planet Documentary

GRS was recently featured in Stand Up Planet, a new documentary TV show and digital campaign that showcases issues surrounding global poverty through the lens and experiences of stand-up comics.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Sport, Youth
Image: GRS Champions League Builds Community Among Young Men “Nobody trusted me in my family because I used to drink and smoke. Nobody gave me money and they complained a lot about how I was eating too much because I am always at home. Now they entrust me with house keys.”   Read More...



HEADLINES, Sport, Youth
Image: City partners with sports development project The City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has partnered withWaves for Change, a youth development programme, to positively impact the lives of young people in Khayelitsha and Masiphumelele. The programme started in 2012 when 40 youngsters were taught how to surf. It has become so popular that, by the end of this year, the programme will have reached more than 400 young lives.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image:  Grassroot Soccer WORLD CUP SKILLZ Online Bracket! our Pro Ambassador Bacary Sagna will be playing in the World Cup. Get in the game with the GRS

In less than one month the greatest sporting event on earth will kickoff in Brazil. We have all waited FOUR long years for this moment and it is finally here!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization, Sport
Image: LAUREUS SAYS YES TO YOUTH LEADERS OF TOMORROW Cape Town, April 25, 2014 - The 2014 Laureus Youth Empowerment Through Sport (YES) programme kicked off in Cape Town from 21-27 April with a “Bringing Out the Champion Within” -themed week for the 35 participants aged 18-25.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Social & Community, Sport
Image: New Partnerships, Programmes and Record Attendance Since reopening on the 16th January, we are stoked to report average daily attendance of 150 youth per day across Masiphumelele and Khayelitsha programming. We are also proud to announce the opening of several new programmes for 2014.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Social & Community, Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer plays with Barclays Legends at BPL Live Event On March 29th-30th Barclays British Premier League Live made its debut in Johannesburg, with many fans in full kit, lots of sunshine and tons of soccer. Thirty thousand excited soccer fans came through Zoo Lake Park over two days for the ultimate fan experience, and Grassroot Soccer was excited to be a big part of the action!   Read More...


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