Press Release Announcing the 4th NAS Charity Red Ball Taking Place at DKK Event Centre, Abeokuta on 11th July 2014 in Support of NAS Street Child Projects.
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The NAS Charity Red Ball is part of the Wole Soyinka Annual Lecture Series. It is one of the key events celebrating Wole Soyinka on his 80th Birthday.
This year’s Charity Red Ball will feature the great entertainment maestro and award winning artiste, Jimi Solanke. He is also the Celebrity Guest at the event. It will be an evening of eye catching fashion, sumptuous banquet and fine wine, complimented by great entertainment from Jimi Solanke and his band. The will be raffle draws with great gifts to be won. The ticket is N6,000.00 while the limited Gold tickte is N10,000.00. There will be raffle draws with many special prizes. All proceeds goes towards National Association of Seadogs’ NAS Street Child Projects.
The Humanitarian and Charitable Cause earmarked for this year is the NAS Street Child Project. As it is traditional, this Cause will be the central charity focus of the organisation for a one-year period. The event will be used to continue to raise awareness on the plight of street children in Nigeria.
Based on this objective, the funds realized from the NAS Charity RedBall will be deployed to the following projects:
- Child Life Line Lagos: Upgrading the library/ICT facility at the Ibeshe residential centre and Refurbishing the common room at the Gbagada drop off centre.
- Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative (SCCWI): Upgrading library/ICT Facility at Yaba home.
- NAS Reading/Play Room Project: To setup and equip 2 more reading/play room projects for selected orphanages in Nigeria. This is in continuation of the project through which 2 pilot projects have been done in St Annes Orphanage Warri (completed) and Orosanya Orphanage Benin (to be completed June 2014). The two projects will be commissioned on 28th July 2014.
About the NAS Charity Red Ball:
It is one of the vehicles through which National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) carries out its humanitarian and charity activities. It was conceived in 2005 to achieve the purposes of interface with, and enlighten the general public on Humanitarian Activities of NAS, peer review with the aim of improving ways and means of collaborating with compatible individuals and organizations in implementing humanitarian and social advocacy programs, raise Funds for NAS Charity Projects.
Throughout its over 60-year history, The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has been involved in and continues to be involved significantly in community service; championing humanitarian and charitable causes. As encapsulated in the Association’s 3rd Compass Point: For Humanistic Ideals, humanitarianism is part of the pyratical experience and has become deeply ingrained into the fabrics of the organisation, given that the dignity of a person is very closely associated with their human rights.