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'Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.'
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft palate or cleft lip. So, this season, Vodacom will reward every try scored by a South African team during Vodacom Super Rugby with a donation of R3 000 towards the Smile Foundation as part of the #Tries4Smiles campaign.
The Smile Foundation assists children with facial abnormalities to receive free corrective surgery. To date, they have helped to put the smile back on the faces of over 2 000 children.
Vodacom Super Rugby is all about teamwork, and this season Vodacom invites you to be a part of the #Tries4Smiles team.
Vodacom will be collecting smiles throughout this season, and all you need to do is share your smile moment at the game on social media using #Tries4Smiles and you’ll join our Wall of Smiles.
Our Vodacom Super Rugby players and coaches will also be doing their bit for charity, and when they’re not scoring tries on the playing field, they’ll be visiting either the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg or the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town to visit the children who are benefitting from the work of the Smile Foundation and the #Tries4Smiles initiative.
Rugby fans can get involved by downloading the Smile Foundation App or visiting their website www.smilefoundationsa.org to refer a child or donate.
Additionally, the Smile Foundation SMS donation line is up and running. You can help put a smile on a child’s face by SMSing 'Smile' to 38413 to donate R10.
'Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.'