Kerrang! Radio offers corporate softball challenge in Birmingham
Tue 4 Sep 2012
The tournaments are being run by BSUK in partnership with Kerrang! Radio. Cash for Kids provides grants to individuals, other charities, groups, special schools and the health sector in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Kerrang! presenters Kate Lawler and Keith Kleinfeldt (pictured) are appealing for men and women in mixed teams of 10 to 15 players to pitch in for charity and take on a Kerrang! team made up of staff, DJs and listeners.
Kerrang! Radio DJs in Birmingham are calling for local businesses and corporate firms to come forward and take on the Kerrang! Gang at a series of Corporate Softball Tournaments in aid of the radio station’s own charity Cash for Kids.
The competitions will take place at the Moseley Rugby Club in Birmingham and are open to any business or corporate teams who wish to play. Registration is £300 per team, but 100% of the registration fee will stay with the charity, and it is hoped the event will raise much-needed income for Cash for Kids, who support the neediest children in Birmingham.
Teams will compete on September 19 and 26 and October 3 and can register online at http://www.kerrangradio.co.uk/charity/softball-tournament/.
Kerrie Davies, Cash for Kids Charity Manager said, “With post-Olympic buzz in the air, this is a great chance for staff to come together, try a new sport and have fun and it’s all in the name of charity. You don’t have to be an athlete or an expert at team sport to get involved in the event, as experts from BaseballSoftballUK will be on hand with training tips and coaching.”
Working with Kerrang! Radio and Cash for Kids is not BSUK's first foray into the world of corporate softball. Since 2010, BSUK has worked with Wickes and the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research charity. As well as raising significant funds for the charity and getting more people playing softball in Birmingham, Wickes has noticed improvements to the working environment and staff communications.
“Learning to play softball has been great for my store” said Wickes Chippenham Store Manager Ross Webber. “Not only have we burned some calories together and had a lot of fun, we've learned to work together as a team and improve our communication skills – my colleagues are already talking about playing next year.”
To get involved in the Kerrang! Challenge events or for more information on getting involved with Cash for Kids go to: www.kerrangradio.co.uk/charity, call 0121 600 7934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.