#TacklingCancer has raised over R500 000 for CHOC to date
For every tackle made by a South African player in the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby season, Vodacom and SuperSport are jointly donating R100 to CHOC.
After 12 rounds of this year’s competition, South African players have raised R510 000 for CHOC. The aim is to raise R1 million throughout the season.
Pieter Steph Du Toit of the DHL Stormers clearly has a heart as big as his two-metre and 120-kilogram frame, as the South African Rugby Player of the Year is the leading South African tackler in this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby tournament with 113 tackles thus far.
That means he has individually contributed the most to the #TacklingCancer campaign in aid of CHOC (the Childhood Cancer Foundation) this season.
The Vodacom Bulls lead the team statistics when it comes to their percentage of tackles made this season.
The Pretoria outfit are the entire competition’s top tacklers with a completion rate of 87.3%.
This season of pure superhero inspiration by South Africa’s rugby heroes also included several unique events with CHOC and the Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers.
The Vodacom Bulls paid a visit to the children at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital’s Oncology ward on International Childhood Cancer Day while the Cell C Sharks hosted a movie day for the KZN CHOC children at the Ster-Kinekor in Gateways Shopping Centre.
Next, the Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers will host CHOC House Parties for children in their respective regions.
Indeed, this has been and continues to be a Vodacom Super Rugby season when the real heroes stand tall.
A season when a tackle creates a force that is felt in a world where the real heroes need every bit of support they can get.
Rugby fans can continue to contribute by adding R5 for CHOC to every Vodacom Super Rugby match ticket they purchase or going to www.choc.org and making a donation.
Remember to follow the hashtag #TacklingCancer. It’s more than just a rugby game.
EHOD: CBU – Northern Gauteng