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Give your all and be a fan forever


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 1 Apr 2015 at 08:34
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Ever at the forefront of innovative corporate social responsibility thinking, the Sharks have launched the “Forever Fans” initiative in conjunction Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa and will play in a special jersey this weekend to show their support for organ donation.

The theme of “legacy” is a key one when it comes to this program. The Sharks have done a huge amount of good work in the past, wearing special jerseys to raise money for cancer research or blue armbands to raise awareness about autism, but the goal of the Forever Fans campaign is to create something lasting that will benefit people long after the current group of players and administrators have moved on.

With KZN lagging behind other provinces in terms of committed organ donor numbers, every member of the Sharks squad has themselves signed up to the register, knowing that each could potentially save up to seven other lives by donating their organs once they die. All their fans are challenged to do so and it’s hoped that this weekend’s game against the Crusaders, played in a unique collector’s edition jersey, will give the drive a major boost, with plenty of new names added to the register.

“We are proud to be able to launch a campaign of this magnitude, which aims to save and change lives as well as leave a lasting legacy not only for our fans but the communities we serve, ” said CEO John Smit.

“Everyone associated with The Sharks has bought into the project and our hope is that our fans embrace the campaign and the message we want to extend. Our legacy is to ensure that the black and white heartbeat lives on forever and this campaign goes a long way in us trying to achieve that.”

In an added bonus for fans (and for ODF) the limited edition match jerseys will be auctioned off after the match to raise funds.



44 Comments

  • Great title.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.04.15 08:40:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Well done Sharks

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.04.15 08:44:38 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Red and white vs the crusaders, am I the only one seeing a problem here? Good initiative though!

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.04.15 08:46:45 by Seth101 Reply
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  • I’ve never gotten around to signing up as an organ donor. This is a needed kick in the pants.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.04.15 08:47:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 3) : I think you are. The crusaders play in red. We’ll play in white. The scope for confusion is only as large as you allow it to be :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.04.15 08:51:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : I’m one. Go do it!

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.04.15 08:52:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • I will also be going to sign up. #Proud #ForeverFans

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.04.15 09:16:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • April Fools

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.04.15 09:16:58 by blesbok007 Reply

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  • @blesbok007 (Comment 8) : Don’t think this is something Rob or The Sharks would joke about

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.04.15 09:45:22 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • I like the jersey nice difference

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.04.15 10:07:05 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 9): Watch this space.

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.04.15 10:28:27 by blesbok007 Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 9) : @blesbok007 (Comment 11) : I think Blesbok is under the impression that he is commenting on the cycling team page and not the organ donor page.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.04.15 10:35:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 12) : Very possible

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.04.15 10:40:51 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Sorry, I retract my previous comments. I’m a bit deur die [email protected]

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.04.15 10:44:58 by blesbok007 Reply

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  • @blesbok007 (Comment 14) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.04.15 11:02:18 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Great idea great move great cause

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.04.15 11:09:45 by benji Reply
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  • A facebook page to go like – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanzar-Super-Rugby-is-a-Joke/363024740488902?sk=likes

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.04.15 11:53:15 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Absolutely love it, would have loved to get my hands on one of those

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.04.15 12:10:27 by BR Reply
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  • Great initiative! I’m already an organ donor, but the jerseys looks pretty cool. Pretty sure the Crusaders will wear their silver jerseys.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.04.15 14:00:20 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • Good cause…I have this discussion with congregation members whenever I get the chance…

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.04.15 19:54:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well done Sharks.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.04.15 20:07:33 by Ben Reply
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  • Team announced

    Lambie Cpt

    Bothma rests which is a small surprise but maybe a rest was needed

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.04.15 08:04:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Franco Marais on the bench, other than that no surprises….

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.04.15 08:05:38 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Hopefully one or 2 of these subs will not be used.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.04.15 08:06:33 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • :roll: Matt Stevens on the bench in place of Adriaanse :cry:

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.04.15 08:07:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Adriaanse was just starting to get some form of late :roll: man this is one change I am not for, I can understand if Jannie was injured :evil:

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.04.15 08:11:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 24) : You just can’t resist it, can you?!

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.04.15 08:12:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Sbura is still out of favour too, but I can understand the coaching staff not wanting to make to many changes in midfield with Steyn being done in for 5 weeks.

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.04.15 08:12:50 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 27) : :mrgreen: No

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.04.15 08:13:16 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 27) : You have a problem with it?

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.04.15 08:13:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 30) : I reckon it would be nice if you gave Rob more than 5 minutes to get an article up. He does have a day job after all.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.04.15 08:19:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Pokkel No one is rushing Rob, so back off, I put it there to see what I was saying, there is more than enough time to edit!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.04.15 08:28:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I am getting a little tired of all the know it all’s.

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.04.15 08:28:51 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • well good news – you now have not one but TWO team announcement threads to comment on. You can’t say we don’t aim to please.

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.04.15 08:42:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : Thanks Rob will post on both threads to be fair to both authors :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.04.15 09:23:14 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 35) : you’re a true believer :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.04.15 09:43:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : I try ;-)

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.04.15 09:46:14 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Just threw up in my mouth a little…

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.04.15 10:08:59 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 38) : MAke sure you have a upset tummy when you do that. ;-)

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.04.15 10:17:38 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : Look Rob I know we have us a click in here and blogging is meant to be fun and, etc etc etc, but wont bore you with the details…….

    Have a good one Cheers. ;-)

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.04.15 10:30:52 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • How does the jersey look like

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.04.15 11:12:24 by Gerriecellcshark Reply
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  • @Gerriecellcshark (Comment 41) : there’s a picture of it in the article

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.04.15 11:53:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Would love one of them!

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.04.15 13:10:00 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 43) : If I had the money I’d bid for one of them fo sho! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.04.15 21:44:19 by pastorshark Reply
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