The Sharks and Checkers make a difference

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 13 Feb 2014 at 10:46
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While the rest of the country (or is that the world?) occupies themselves with crazy drinking challenges, the Cell C Sharks opted to rather follow the example set by a number of other big businesses and turn the “Nek Nomination” craze into an opportunity to do some good for the less fortunate.

They released the following video on YouTube, showing the Sharks squad in a 2-minute mad dash around a local Checkers store (lovable orphans from LIV in tow) to rack up as much produce as they could within that time limit.

The nett result? R12 000’s worth of groceries to be donated to the less fortunate. The Sharks have challenged the Bulls and the Stormers to follow suit, giving each of those teams one week in which to respond.


  • Well done guys. Makes me even prouder of you and even prouder (if that’s possible) to be a Shark.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.02.14 10:50:25 by StevieS Reply
  • Much better than the (red)nek nominations, which seems hell bent on proving darwins’ natural selection theory.

    I suspect the bulls would have preferred a drinking challenge. 😈

    But this is a pretty cool way of building some camaraderie and competition between the franchises outside the rugby field.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.02.14 10:51:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Well done Sharks and Co..

    Wonderful initiative..

    Good things happening at the Sharks at the moment, hell bent on creating a positive energy around the team and filling up the stadium..

    Anybody here on CELL C get a message for the free rugby tickets? One great way to fill up the stadium!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.02.14 10:56:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Good thing they didnt nominate the Lions…they would have to get the players to chip and to buy the stuff…

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.02.14 11:00:15 by SheldonK Reply

  • Absolutely brilliant! This is great stuff by the Sharks!

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.02.14 11:07:23 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Great job Sharks and Checkers!! Looks like everyone had fun, and for a good cause too

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.02.14 11:08:07 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Damn this is cool!

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.02.14 11:08:48 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • They couldnt nominate Lions or Cheetahs, that would bankrupt them πŸ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.02.14 11:14:24 by Talent Reply
  • Coolest thing since sliced bread 😎

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.02.14 11:34:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • great that we are about the people now

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.02.14 12:53:05 by Dunx Reply

  • Only the aussies could have started something as daft as nek-nominations. They also invented planking, which doesn’t say much. I guess life is pretty tame there.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.02.14 13:36:12 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Cool

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.02.14 13:44:54 by Saffex Reply

  • And that is why I support the Sharks, awesome team, culture, players and management!

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.02.14 14:11:31 by Bump Reply

  • Just happy I didn`t have to be the one to drag Frans Steyn away from the donut counter . . . 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.02.14 15:24:29 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 14) : LOL πŸ™‚

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.02.14 15:55:19 by robdylan Reply
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