ASTRO television personalitiesfrom the Malay, Indian andChinese channels as well thoseinvolved in special projects will be upagainst their counterparts from HongKong, Indonesia and Singapore in theinaugural Rainbow of Life Forces(ROLF) Cup All-Star Charity Footballtournament.
For the four-day tour from Nov 28 to Dec 1 to create awareness and raise funds for children suffering from cancer through the Blue Ribbon campaign, the celebrities will feature in a two-leg charity football tournament scheduled at the Penang City Stadium and National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Nov 29 and Dec 1 respectively.
Recently , the Malaysian side had a run on the pitch at the Astaka field in Petaling Jaya as a build up for the upcoming challenge.
In the absence of team coach-cum-player Serbegeth “Shebby” Singh, co-captain Gerald Hans Isaac led the side through the paces in their first outdoor workout.
Astro production head Will Poh said their players had trained indoor at the futsal arena on two previous occasions.
“This is the first gathering as a team on an outdoor playing field. It will be a fun outing for them playing in the tournament as they are contributing towards a good cause. We are assisting the event organisers, Creativision, with the programme,” he added.
A total of 100,000 coin boxes will be distributed to Celcom outlets and TMPoint centres nationwide as part of the fund raising initiative.
Meanwhile, the CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic branches nationwide will be collecting specially designed donation boxes from the public.
Hong Kong celebrities who have confirmed their participation are Eric Tsang and Nat Chan.
The Singapore side comprises Gur-mit Singh (aka Phua Chu Kang), Alan Tern and Edmund Tay.
Host Malaysia will play against Indonesia while Hong Kong will take on Singapore in Penang on Nov 29.
The winners of each encounter will advance to the final while the losers will fight for third spot in the playoff in Bukit Jalil two days later.