Charity Cricket Tournament to Help Hurricane Victims
By Farhan Aziz

I am sure all of you have now seen the images of tragedy and devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. According to recent Federal estimates, 90,000 square miles of the United States, an area almost as large as the United Kingdom was blanketed by this cyclone, and has been labeled by many as “the worst natural disaster” in our country’s history. The American response in the wake of this catastrophe has been astonishing – from a deluge of volunteers to unprecedented record breaking donations – our nation’s thoughts and prayers are certainly with the countless numbers of displaced refugees and those who have lost their lives.
In an effort to raise additional funds and in conjunction with the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, the Southern California Cricket Association (SCCA) will be organizing a one-day charity tournament on October 2, 2005 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California. The tournament will feature two star studded SCCA teams: Asia XI and Rest of the World XI. Both teams will compete in a best-of-three twenty over tournament at Wright field.
Since, I have been asked to organize this tournament, I am requesting each one of you for assistance. Here's how you can help us:
- Inform your friends and family about the tournament and ask them to attend ($5/adult at the gate)
- Email your network of friends and business acquaintances about sponsorship opportunities (raffle prizes, water, drinks, food, silent auction)
- Ask your employers for token donations (even $1 helps)
- If you know people in the entertainment industry, please ask them to stop by and join us in this day-long event
- Professionals (doctors, lawyers, CPA's, etc.) willing to provide professional services for a few hours in booths should be encouraged
- Volunteers for the event to help with gate supervision, serving food, music, etc.
If you have ideas and are interested in helping, please call me or email me at:




Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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