Join the #ShabbaChallenge with Vodacom and Kaizer Chiefs
At last year’s Kaizer Chiefs Player Awards, Siphiwe Tshabalala was named Vodacom Player of the Season for the 2016/17 season, which earned him R100 000, courtesy of Vodacom.
In partnership with Vodacom, Tshabalala donated half of his prize money to his old school, Phumzile Primary School in Phiri, Soweto.
On 18 April, Shabba paid a visit to his former school and stepped out of his comfort zone by playing a friendly game of netball against the school’s top team. After the game, Shabba and his Kaizer Chiefs teammates handed over football and netball equipment to the value of R50 000 to be used by the school’s learners.
The ‘out of the ordinary’ netball game served to kick off the #ShabbaChallenge where the public is challenged to give back to their communities. Vodacom is throwing its full support behind the #ShabbaChallenge with a nationwide drive from 18 April for fans to also step out of their comfort zones and be the hero in their communities by giving back in any way they can.
“Vodacom shares Shabba’s passion to make a difference in people’s lives which is why we decided to take what he is doing in his community and make it a national drive,” said Michelle van Eyden, executive head of department – sponsorships.
“Giving back is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and stepping into somebody else’s situation to make a difference. Vodacom is extremely proud to be associated with a player like Siphiwe who realises the importance of giving back and we will always support such initiatives,” van Eyden added.
The #ShabbaChallenge will be driven on Twitter (@VodacomSoccer, @KaizerChiefs and @siphiweshabba) and Facebook (@Vodacom and @KaizerChiefs), asking fans to take up the challenge by posting photos and videos of themselves giving back to their communities.
It’s time for soccer fans to step out of their comfort zones and join Siphiwe Tshabalala in making a real difference.
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