[edit] Charity cricket helps raise $30,000 for underpriviledged children

-Vibha Atlanta Team

Every year, as spring transforms the landscape of Atlanta, it is time for cricket enthusiasts to flex their muscles, settle old scores, and above all, enjoy the game they love. The Vibha Cricket tournaments provide a grand platform for them not only to celebrate their passion for the game but also to make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of underprivileged children in India.

“While cricket brought us to Vibha, the cause of Vibha motivated us to play the tournament year after year. The causes they support in India are exemplary, with a focus on making education available for underprivileged children, a privilege many of us take for granted”, said Karun & Raj of Martin Maniacs, who have played the tournament for more than 10 years. With similar sentiments, more than 400 players, some coming from as far as Chattanooga, Columbus, and Birmingham, gathered at the Georgia Tech grounds on May 15, 16 and 22, 2010 to take part in the 12th annual Futuretech Vibha Cricket Tournament. The spirit continued in the Invitation-only Pyramid Vibha Super 16 Tournament on July 10. Rohit Kumbhar, coordinator, reported that they raised close to $30,000 that will translate into a year’s support for more than 1500 children in India.

“We have the privilege of writing a check every year, and we are proud to do that for Vibha,” said Mr. Sravan Vellanki , Chairman and President of Futuretech. Inspired by Vibha volunteers, Mr Vellanki announced that FutureTech will dedicate 1 day per employee for volunteering every year.”We have over 1000 employees; that makes 1000 days of volunteering, and we hope to make a difference through that in the community”.

Ramesh Maturu of Pyramid Consulting was “happy to see that the event has grown over the years from a few teams over a weekend to a total of 48 teams and the tournament lasting over two weekends.”

On the field, the Alpharetta Monsters proved their supremacy by winning both tournaments. In the process, they did a hat-trick in winning the Super-16 tournament. In May they defeated the Chattanooga Titans by a convincing margin of 20 runs. Individual awards were bagged by Hiren (Man of the Tournament), Sanjeev (Best Batsman), Gaurav Ahuja (Best Bowler), and Ajay (Man of the Match finals). In July they decimated the Rapid IT Royals with a margin of 43 runs and took all the individual trophies: Arpit Bhoti, Man of the Tournament; Amit Rao, Best Batsman; Prasad Mulupuri, Best Bowler; Deepak Maini, Finals Man of the Match.

Two teams that have shown tremendous support to Vibha over the past 10 years, Chattanooga Titans and Martin Maniacs, were felicitated. “In the beginning, we had trouble getting even 9 players to form a team for the Vibha tournament, but Vibha’s cause has always motivated us: now we have over 100 players in Chattanooga and are thinking of starting a cricket tournament there,” said Radha Thalaimalai, Captain of the Chattanooga Titans.

Vibha is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that seeks to restore the promise of a future to underprivileged children by providing them access to education, healthcare, shelter and nourishment. Vibha volunteers in the US raise awareness and resources to support child development initiatives in India and the US. Since inception Vibha has positively impacted the lives of almost 200,000 children through more than 190 projects in India and the United States.

The next big fund-raiser for Vibha will be its flagship event, the DreamMile 5K Walk/Run to be held at Georgia Tech on September 18th. Please visit and get involved as a volunteer/supporter.

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[edit] Upcoming Events

Volunteer Meeting - July 9th, 2016 Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM Johns Creek Fire Station

Local volunteering @ Fostercare Support Foundation – Saturday July 30, 2016 – 10am-Noon

Dream Mile 2016 – Sep 17, 2016

[edit] Recent Events

Volunteer Meeting - June 12th, 2016 Sunday 2:00 to 4:00PM OCEE Library

Volunteer Meeting - April 2nd, 2016 , Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming 20041 GA

Vibha Cricket Cup 2016, April 16th

Volunteer Meeting - May 14th, 2016 , Saturday 3:00 to 5:00PM Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming 20041 GA

Volunteer Meeting - Oct 10th, 2015 Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM OCEE Library

Dream Mile 2015 - Sept 19th

Foster Care Volunteering, August 1, 2015

Volunteer Meeting - July 11th, Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM

Volunteer Meeting - June 7th, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00PM, Johns Creek Fire Station No. 62

Vibha Cricket 2015 - April 2015

Youth Volunteer Meeting - April 26th, Sunday 12 to 2PM, Shakerag Firestation (Near Shakerag Elementary)

Vibha Chess 2015 - February 7th 2015

Volunteer Meeting - February 14th, 2015 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ OCEE Library

Vibha Table Tennis 2015 - February 28th 2015

Volunteer Meeting - January 10th, 2015 - 2:30 pm @ OCEE Library

Local Volunteering @CRN Gift Wrapping, December 20th 2014

Volunteer Meeting - December 6th 2014

Dream Mile 2014 - Sept 20th

Vibha Cricket 2014

Dream Play 2014

Dream Mile 2013

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2013

Dream Play 2013 - February 16th, 2013

Paramount Software Dream Mile 2012

FutureTech Cricket Cup 2012

Dream Play 2012 (Khel Mela) - March 24th, 2012

Hands-On Volunteering - Dec. 18th, 2011

Paramount Software Dream Mile 2011 - Oct 1st

Vibha Open - Tennis Tournament - Aug 20th

Krishna Kanhaiya - June 19th

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2011

Vibe - March 5th 2011

Past Events

[edit] In the Press

Cricket and Service: A Perfect Duo

FutureTech commits $50K in the next 5 years to Vibha Cricket Cup

K-MACS Dream Play 2012

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2011 - Khabar (July 2011)

International Dance Festival raises funds for children’s causes! - Khabar (February 2011)

12th Annual Dream Mile - Khabar (October 2010)

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2010 - Khabar (July 2010)

11th Annual Dream Mile - Khabar (October 2009)

Pyramid Consulting Super16 (July 2009)

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2009 - Khabar (June 2009)

Sanket Systems Khel Mela 2009 - Khabar (May 2009)

Older Press Releases

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