The SMACK League’s Zimbaz team has taken a stand for Autism Awareness ahead of Match-day 17.
The initiative, from the class of 2001-2006, aims to shed light on Autism Spectrum Disorder, adding significance to the SMACK League, sponsored by Guinness.
The Zimbaz team, ranked second and showing vast improvement from last season, aims to leverage the forthcoming matchday on Sunday, December 3, at Legends ground to raise awareness about autism.
“For this match-day that we are hosting, we want to invite several parents with children or individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aiming to show solidarity with them,” stated Joseph Kasule ‘Sixtus’ Kawooya, chairman of the Zimbaz team during a press briefing at Zambali Bistro restaurant in Kampala.
“Many of them face daily stigma, and Zimbaz is expressing our support. Our goal is to create awareness.”
“We are seeking experts to come forward and assist families dealing with Autism.”
ZIMBAZ has also pledged to raise Ugx10,000,000/= in support of the TUHA Foundation, a physiotherapy center in Komamboga. The raised funds will contribute to equipment and facility support.
This initiative signifies a positive step for the SMACK League, an Old Boys sports league of St. Mary’s College Kisubi, focusing on networking, health, fitness, business support, family, and CSR activities.
The campaign aims not only to raise awareness but also to foster understanding and acceptance of individuals with autism within the community.
They have introduced the special ZIMBAZ XMAS Edition t-shirt, priced at 40,000/= for adults and 30,000/= for children. These can be purchased at www.udou.studio, with proceeds going towards autism awareness.
Kato Jonan, Chief Marketing Officer of the SMACK League, praised the Zimbaz team for their proactive approach in raising awareness.
Last season, the Zimbaz team supported the Youth of Rubaga Cathedral with a Liquid Soap Machine and also assisted their Soccer team with balls.
Matchday 17, aptly named “The Networkers’ Christmas Edition,” will take place at Legends Rugby Club. Entrance is free, promising excitement, and Guinness will be present not only to celebrate the joy of Christmas but also to enhance the overall experience of the SMACK League.