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Dash Leopards: Live Music Concert

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The Dash Leopards will be hosting a fund-raising live music concert on Sat, 24 Feb 2018, featuring top local artists including SA Idols 2017 winner PaxtonThe Rockets and Emo Adams.

The concert will raise funds for their Amsterdam tour, at Easter-time this year (2018).  As official sponsor, the Dash brand will be prominently visible during the entire concert, with banners, gazebos and swag give-aways including tee-shirts.

During the intermissions between performances, we will be showing Dash related videos on the big screen.

We anticipate that over 2000 people will attend.  Our team of 12 Dash Ambassadors will be staffing the gazebos, where snacks and refreshments will be sold.  Ambassadors will be promoting Dash and gathering contact details from interested people wanting to attend a future Dash meet-up.

Our 30 kids will be present in their Dash Leopards soccer kit, as well as many parents and supporters who will also be wearing Dash Leopards tee-shirts.

We thank the Dash community for making this possible.

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Boost for Dash Leopards

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Twenty-five young soccer players from Hout Bay have the opportunity of a lifetime to compete in an overseas tournament later this year.

It has been a year to remember for the youngsters from the Dash Leopards soccer school, which was only founded in April last year.

Not only have they received sponsorship from African cryptocurreny concern Dash Africa to become known as the Dash Leopards, making the school the first in the world to be sponsored by a cryptocurrency, but their numbers have swelled to the extent that an under-15 team will be added to the project’s existing under-11 and under-13 squads.

Now Dash Leopards have the chance to play against teams from other countries at the Open Easter Tournament in the Netherlands over this year’s Easter weekend, competing in eight games over the two-day competition.

The soccer school is the brainchild of Hangberg coach and mentor Ricardo Phillips, a man who has dedicated the last decade of his life to upliftment projects using sport as the foundation.

With all the experience he gained from working on projects all over Cape Town, he decided to embark on the Leopards initiative last April.

Coupled with the three-day-a-week soccer component is an aftercare and study programme, which sees coaches assisting the school’s 30 students with homework and the teaching of life skills.

Sentinel Primary School, the Hout Bay International School and Disa Primary are just three schools that have come on board with the programme.

Mr Phillips has been joined in his endeavours by fellow director, John Reed and administrator and life skills co-ordinator, Brenda Davis.

Dash Africa’s commitment to the project came about thanks to Mr Reed’s relationship with one of the company’s founders, Roger Toms, who was looking for leaders in Africa to identify projects that could be included in its corporate social responsibility footprint.

“The aim of Dash Leopards is to motivate the kids and provide them with life insights so that we can send them on their way to successful lives,” Mr Phillips said.

“In Hangberg our kids are faced with a lot of negativity, so our aim is to introduce something positive into their lives. With the addition of the under-15 players in February, our numbers will be up to 45 so we are growing all the time.”

An important part of the programme is emphasising the importance of a healthy diet.

“We’ve been pleased to get the kids’ parents on board in terms of getting them to eat well,” Ms Davis said.

“However, as the programme grows we are looking for sponsorships to feed them all.”

The involvement of Dash Africa has obviously bolstered the club tremendously, but in order for the 25 players and coaches to make the trip overseas, some R300 000 will need to be raised.

The directors will also be hosting a huge fund-raising event at the Hangberg Sports Complex where the children train on Saturday February 24 from 2pm until 9pm.

The event will be headlined by popular actor and singer Emo Adams, The Rockets as well as 2017 Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies, and will also include performances by a number of Hout Bay artists.

“The kids are over the moon about the trip. We believe this experience can give them a taste of what they can become if they work hard,” Mr Phillips said.

Paying tribute to the staff at the Hangberg public library, who have also supported the Dash Leopards project, Mr Reed said it was important the children improved themselves academically.

“Many of these kids’ parents work during the day, so once they finish school for the day there is no one to look after them. Our coaches then play a surrogate role, not only improving their skills on the pitch, but assisting them with their school work,” he said.

“We would also like to appeal to the local Hout Bay business community to sponsor the programme, to supplement the efforts of Dash Africa and what they’ve offered. We believe this is a project they could be proud of.”

To find out more about the soccer project, call Brenda Davis on 061 763 9871.

First published here:  https://www.sentinelnews.co.za/news/boost-for-dash-leopards-12930042

Videos: Introduction + Coach Ricardo meets Luis Suárez

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Introduction to the Dash Leopards

About Coach Ricardo, the other coaches, and their passion for their teams.

Coach Ricardo meets Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team. Widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.[nb 1]  This is an old video showing coach Ricardo taking some of his team to talk to Luis.

Dash Sponsor Kit + Swag for Leopards Soccer

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Dash Sponsor Soccer Teams:  The new Dash-sponsored Leopards Kit arrived on Friday!!  The recent increase in Dash price enabled us to spend more than our initial budget for:

Kit for 30 players

Dash-branded league-soccer kit for 30x soccer-kids:

  • Numbered Soccer shirts, shorts, socks
  • Goalie uniforms
  • Team-captain armbands

Kit for 5 coaches

The 5 coaches received:

  • 5 Coach jerseys in unique colours
  • Matching soccer-shirts, identical to the teams
  • Kit-bags and soccer balls

Dash Tracksuits

Dash Leopards tracksuits for the teams and coaches.

Dash Swag!

No web URL is needed on shirts and stickers – simply google “Dash Leopards”, and you’ll find us immediately!!  We also got:

  • 3x Camera-men.  We’ll release the videos once they are edited.
  • Big Dash-love.  I am a shy guy, but now I keep getting accosted by guys saying “Hey, I’m a Dash Leopards supporter too!”.

Dash is the new Hot Topic in our community.  Ask any of the kids what Dash is, and they’ll tell you that it is Digital Cash.  Ask them what Digital Cash is, and they won’t really know yet.  But they will, very soon…. I promise!

I am not doing this project alone.  I have the support of an unexpected large team who also want this project to succeed.  And it is succeeding!  We thank the people in the Dash community who enabled this to happen.

Tee-shirts for Dash Leopards soccer supporters

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I received a lovely surprise today.  I spontaneously decided to go and watch the soccer on a Friday evening, to chat with the coaches.  I didn’t notice initially, then I saw that many people were wearing brand new Dash Leopards tee-shirts!

  40 shirts were ordered for the parents and supporters of the teams, at the team’s own expense!  They are trying to say “thank-you” to Dash.  I also saw samples of the Dash-branded tracksuits, which are also self-funded by the teams.  The second round of Dash funding, which has been received, will pay for branded soccer-shirts and other kit as per our budget, but these lovely surprises are not at our expense.  I will post again when the sponsored kit arrives, hopefully by Friday.  We’ll make videos too.

There is much more to come from this project, so please stay posted.  I promised a good ROI for the 3.3 Dash per month, for soccer.  And now we’re earning Dash love and awareness from an entire community, for very little money.

PS: To re-iterate, this was not a planned visit.  The teams did not expect me to arrive.  The supporters were wearing Dash Leopards shirts anyhow and will continue to do-so.  The planned visit will happen next-week, hopefully, when we’ll make the videos.

Thank you to the people who helped to make this start to happen!  I’ll thank you in person on Dash Discord.

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Leopards funding received – and about our teams

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Hi!
The Dash Leopards Soccer project is moving at warp-speed! We received the needed funding for the first month… and I myself am amazed by the team that we have raised, to support this project spontaneously and surprisingly.
The project started quite by chance, after I did some community work. And now we suddenly have a professional camera-man, a pro designer in London, 5 coaches, 3 teams, a manager, writers and editors, a legal expert, marketing men, proper admin, and so much more. Of course, we also have the support of the Dash community (DashForce and the instantkarmafund.org), and our fellow Dash Africans like @cryptolib and @rotc and @zambang and others. It’s all gone crazy. Try google “Dash Leopards” yourself and see what comes up….. Wow! There is plenty more work to do, but we’ve made an amazing start, I think…

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