by Cl. Sunil Pinto
ANDHERI-MUMBAI- NOVEMBER 19, 2014: Soccer fever gripped the campus of Dominic Savio High School, Andheri where the second season of the Savion Corporate Charity Tournament kick started on November 15, 2014. This Football tournament which would span over the next two days was inaugurated by lead actress of the Bollywood film Chak De India! Mrs. Vidya Malvade.
"The purpose of this tournament was to garner financial support for the education of the boarders most of whom are orphans and children of the neighbouring slums, who attend evening classes regularly in the campus", said Fr. Crispino D'souza, Director and Principal of Dominic Savio High School in his address.
The Synthetic Astro Turf in the Campus was the battle field for twenty-eight corporate teams spread across the city of Mumbai who vied with each other in the league matches of this tournament. Ace Bollywood actor and Don Bosco alumni, Mr. Akshay Kumar, made a special appearance during the day and almost kicked up a storm with his presence.
In his message to the children of the boarding and evening study classes, he encouraged them to study and work hard in order to pave way for a brighter future. Celebration marked the tone of the ambience. While some teams were knocked out in the initial stages, the remaining teams geared up for more Football action on Novenber 16, 2014.