Big Favour: Sport For Lives shines through for NGO initiatives

Big Favour: Sport For Lives shines through for NGO initiatives

We are doing things slightly differently...

We seek to turn athletes into activists- Sport For Lives.
We seek to turn athletes into activists- Sport For Lives. Image: Instagram/Sport For Lives

Welcome to another edition of The Big Favour with Darren, Keri, and Sky.

The #KZNFloods once again showed us the spirit of Ubuntu in KZN. Communities came together and continue to do so to help those in need. 

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On today's Big Favour, we're doing things differently.

Chris Kingsley is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Sport For Lives. Darren has a wonderful chat with Chris about what the organisation is all about.

Sport is more than just a game. It is a voice. That's the ethos that Chris has installed at this organisation.

The organisation is all about turning athletes into activists, inspiring them to play for a higher purpose. 

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Each athlete is empowered to raise funds for a cause and is afforded the opportunity to connect with and serve a registered NPO partner.

The organisation uses sport as a bridge to cross the social and economic divides in South Africa. 

Individuals and teams play for a greater purpose to activate generosity for non-profit organisations within their own community.

Chris and his other directors, who are involved in the company, manage to assist individuals and sports teams to find a need in their immediate community.

After that, they need to set a fundraising goal and then build a relationship along the process of the fundraising target when it's reached.

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"Majority of South African's love playing sports. So a simple solution for us out of that was that we bring sports together with the wonderful work that the non-profit's are doing to resolve and bring these two things together," says Chris.

If you feel inspired and want to make a campaign that's fit for your community, then check out the website at

Alternatively, you can also follow them on social media on Instagram and Facebook as well. 

This is how the Sport for Lives movement started a few years ago:

If you would like to nominate someone who needs assistance from the Big Favour, you can nominate them here.

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Catch the Big Favour every Wednesday at 07:10 with Darren, Keri, and Sky.

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