Solibad caught my eye almost 10 years ago when I came across a Youtube video about One Night with the Stars in Geneva which involved players such as Peter Gade, Nathan Robertson and Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen, the incumbent president of the BWF as well as a member of the International Olympic Committee.
Solibad, short for "Solidarity and Badminton", is a charity founded by Raphael Sachetat with a motto of "badminton without borders". Their goal is to raise funds to provide financial and material assistance to children living in deprived communities and at the same time, introduce them to the fun game of badminton.
I was extremely honoured to have the opportunity to meet and interview its founder, Raphael Sachetat, at the 2022 All England tournament. After speaking with Raphael, I also realise that despite all the great work that Solibad has done and continues to do, they are not getting and so I came up with the idea of raising awareness for Solibad and at the same time, giving some badminton fans the opportunity to win amazing prizes!
OK, it's now giveaway time! ENTER HERE!
This giveaway is free to enter and open to everyone to enter. The giveaway entries will be collected via Gleam. Once you enter Gleam, you'll see the list of actions you can choose to complete to enter this giveaway. The more actions you complete on the list, the more entries and chances you have to win. You can and will gain lots more entries when you share the giveaway links with your friends to boost your chances of landing the amazing prizes.
The giveaway entry period starts on 12 June 2022 and entries close on 26 June 2022. If you have any questions, check out the official rules and terms and conditions of the giveaway.
I will be picking the winners from the giveaway after entries close and will notify the winners via email so please do check your junk mail after the giveaway.
So let's talk about the prizes! We have a poster of a shuttlecock signed by both Viktor Axelsen and Lakshya Sen after their incredible All England 2022 Men's Singles final in Birmingham! The poster has been kept protected and will be shipped out in a roll to allow the lucky winner to mount it however he/she wants to. Watch the video below for a clip of Lakshya and Viktor signing it.
The second prize is a T-shirt signed by Chiharu Shida, Nozomi Okuhara and Yuta Watanabe at the recent Thomas and Uber Cup Finals! Again, the T-shirt will be shipped on its own to allow the winner to decide on how he/she wants to display (or wear) it. If you want this amazing piece of memorabilia, better get entering!
For those of you who have been attentive and are wondering what’s the secret code section on the giveaway, watch my latest video to discover what the secret code is to gain 10 extra entries!
I hope we can all help out and if possible, donate to Solibad's amazing cause. A little something from us will mean a lot to many children and youths around the world!