In a very intense and gripping game that weathered repeated interruption from the rains, ‘Newport Nukes’, a team from Jersey City won the “YFS Cricket For Charity - 2012” tournament organized by Youth For Sewa (YFS) volunteers from Sewa International’s NY Metro Chapter on June 2-3. For the second year in a row, Sewa International succeeded in blending enthusiasm for cricket and a desire to help a good cause – educating underprivileged children in Bharat. This year's event raised $30,000 and had registrations from 350 players from 34 teams. Compared to 2011, both the funds-raised and the participation increased by 20%.
Mr. Raj Mukherji, Jersey City’s Deputy Mayor, while presenting trophy and medals said he was very impressed by the participation in the tournament and liked the concept of selfless service portrayed by Sewa and stressed the importance of volunteerism in building a healthy community.