Oulu Cricket Club: Bowling Mats

€330 of €1,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 10 months
Cricket near the Arctic Circle? Doesn't sound likely but this is what we do at Oulu Cricket Club in Finland! Our club has been playing and promoting cricket in Finland since 2009. Our membership spans many nationalities and a range of experience in playing. In an area with no cricket-specific training facilites we have made the best of the resources by using bowling mats on general sports grounds and we have even built our own nets!

We participate in the Northern Finland Cricket Cup, where we play against teams for example from Jyväskylä and Kuopio (further south in Finland). Our membership is all about bringing in players from different cultures and trying to find players who are new to cricket. It is a mission of ours to raise awareness regarding this great game here up north!

However, the time has come for us to replace our old and faithful bowling mat (as seen in our picture): the poor thing is now worn absolutely threadbare. As a small club, purchasing  a new mat is a little bit beyond our means. We do put our pennies togheter for all the equipment and ground fees, but a new mat stretches our finances to a point where we humbly would like to ask your help in keeping good quality cricket going even in the less likely of places! 

Ideally, we should like to be able to replace the mat in June/July 2017. Any and all donations are welcome and received with gratitude!

We would like to give you something in return for your donations:
10€: Official OCC sleeve badge
15€: Two official OCC sleeve badges
20€: Three official OCC sleeve badges OR a personal batting session (30 minutes) in our nets in Oulu. 
25€: An official OCC mug and an official OCC sleeve badge OR a personal nets session with our players in Oulu (1hour)
30€: personal nets session for you and a friend (1h) in Oulu OR An official OCC mug and two sleeve badges. 

Donations over 30€ will receive the OCC promo kit (mug+badges) and more nets practice time with us in Oulu.
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With a busy season we have not been pushing our fundraiser very aggressively, but the project is still alive: we may not get the new mat for this season, but that is all the more incentive for us to work towards getting one over the winter, ready for next summer season!
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A short update on our campaign. Since the last one, another 100€ has been pledged to our campaign, though it does not show in our total figure so far: a massive THANKS for that in advance! As for cricket, this week OCC took cricket to the neighbourhood with the Lähirähinä project (Good4Hood: https://www.facebook.com/lahirahina/ ). We discovered some of the most amazing new players on Monday - hope you can see this video by Lähirähinä to see for yourselves! https://www.facebook.com/lahirahina/videos/2008876516003021/
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Setting up the nets for the new season!
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Thank you, everyone, who have supported our Bowling Mats cause!

I thought it might be an idea to share a little bit about where we play -- check out the video. :)
OCC home ground!
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€330 of €1,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 10 months
Created April 16, 2017
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SA
€20
Sanna Annala
6 months ago (Offline Donation)

A massive thank you!

€50
Anonymous
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
YP
€30
Yogesh Pande
9 months ago

Long live sports :)

AM
€50
Anthony Mann
9 months ago

I don't usually donate to sporting charities, but this is so damned whacky that I couldn't resist. Wish you luck. Let me know how it goes. Piisatiina, I understand you're Bob Brown's missus. He may not remember me from Stationers but give him my best anyway.

€10
Anonymous
9 months ago
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€5
Ian Snelling
9 months ago
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Here's to cricket world wide.

€30
Anonymous
10 months ago
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€20
Eik Kristensen
10 months ago
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