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Shanghai – October 2011

OmnicomCares Soccer Tournament A Success

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The latest OmnicomCares soccer tournament was a great success. The event, organized by Simon Dalby from DAS Asia Pacific with the help of Auditoire, was held to raise money for Braille without Borders (www.braillewithoutborders.org) and to encourage collaboration and networking between Shanghai-based Omnicom businesses. Ten teams battled it out for the coveted OmnicomCares Trophy. In the final, our client Pernod Ricard triumphed over their agency of record TBWA.

Serge Dumont opened the event together with Paul Kronenberg, co-founder of Braille without Borders. Paul explained the amazing work that this organization has done in Nepal with blind people and their Institute for Social Entrepreneurs in Kerala, India, which aims to help socially disadvantaged people to realize their dreams.

Over 150 people attended the event which raised over 85,000 RMB (over USD$ 13,000) for our cause. This is enough to purchase two scholarships for students to attend the Kerala course.

Many thanks to the agencies (plus one of our clients!) who so enthusiastically supported this event, and raised donations:

BBDO
Consultech
DDB
Flamingo
Hornall Anderson
Jigsaw Hall & Partners
OMD/PHD
Pernod Ricard
Shunya
TBWA
Unisono
Direct Partners

Thanks also to individual donors Serge Dumont, Simon Dalby, Young Sohn, Doug Pearce, Maggie Shi.

Photographs of the event can be viewed by clicking here and you can also support Braille Without Borders by visiting their website.

OmnicomCares Soccer Tournament in Shanghai

Friday, October 14th, 2011

On Saturday October 22nd our Asian colleagues will hold their second Omnicom Cares Charity soccer tournament in Shanghai. Eight teams will be participating from Omnicom agencies as well as some clients. It looks like a fun and worthwhile afternoon of sports and collaboration.

Whilst you may not be able to attend in person please consider a donation to the cause – Braille Without Borders – a charitable organization that has done inspiring work helping establish a rehabilitation and training centre for blind people in Tibet as well as The International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs (IISE) in Kerala, India, a ‘dream factory’ where disadvantaged individuals from all over the world are trained to create social change back in their home countries. The team is looking to raise a minimum of 60,000RMB (US$10,000) to fund a scholarship to send an individual from China to the IISE.

Any donation however small will be very welcome. You can donate via PayPal via this link http://www.braillewithoutborders.org/ENGLISH/support.html