On Aug 5th, Waltham XI beat Team Nukes XI to win the 12th Annual IDRF Cricket-for-a-Cause tournament in Nashua, NH. In an enthusiastic display of athletic skill and passion for the cause, 30 teams participated and raised around $8,000 for IDRF’s programs in India.
This year’s tournament was graciously sponsored by the Hope Foundation of Concord, OH; Avco Consulting of Worcester, MA; and Ashok Patel of Jamison Hotels in Waltham, NH. Ranjani Saigal of Lokvani magazine graced the prize distribution ceremony as the guest of honor.
All proceeds from this year´s tournament will go to support a children’s educational program and a rural hospital, both serving tribal communities in Andhra Pradesh.
Countless university students and professionals have participated in Cricket-for-a-Cause over the years. A core team of volunteers organize the event each year with sponsorship from Indian-American businesses.