Cryket 2015: Cricket for CRY


HOUSTON: Millions of children can only dream of having the basic rights to live, learn, play and grow. The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child grants children four basic human rights: the right to survival, development, participation and protection. CRY supports organizations in India and the US and has transformed the life of over 450,000 children.

With a vision of a just world in which all children have equal opportunities to develop to their full potential, CRY (Child Rights & You)  works to raise awareness and support for underprivileged children.

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With this goal in mind CRY Houston Action Centre in partner with India House and HTBC organized CRYKET on May 9, at India House ground. The match was between two great teams of HTBC; HCC and YTCC. The Event started with a speech from Madhulica Misra who is the Houston AC Lead for CRY America. Student Volunteer  Parth Misra  from   Memorial Middle School and  Raveli and Hailey  form Quail Valley Middle School   talked about CRY and what CRY has been doing . Chief Guest for the event was Dr Manish Rungta and Ravi Arora. Coin Toss was done by Mr. Ravi Arora.  Shiva  captain for  HCC and Saif captain for  YTCC introduced  team to Chief guest Mr. Ravi Arora..  YTCC won the toss and elected to bat. At the event Indira Bhavaraju(Accounts Lead) took the opportunity to thank all the sponsors who supported this event.

This event was organized keeping young kids in mind.  Madhulica Misra, AC lead for Houston Action Centre , Indira Bhavaraju Accounts Lead and Cheryl Lasater Outreach Lead for Houston Action Centre along with volunteers from different schools put in a lot of hours to make this event a success. There were stations for food, vendor’s booth & face painting.  IACAN had put in their stall for Bone Marrow Drive. They were able to register a good number of people who could be possible donor for Bone Marrow and save life of someone suffering from Cancer.  It was good to see how  two charities  through a game of Cricket worked together for  a great cause.

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YTCC scored 118 runs in 22 overs. HCCC scored 119 runs in 16 overs. HCC won the match. Man of the Match was Raj from HCC . Event ended up with dinner from Allings Chinese Cuisine .

CRY America would like to thank all the sponsors, media and everyone who helped in making this event a big success.  Our special thanks to our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor – Anand and Dr Ashima Chauhan
Gold Sponsor – Texas Family Pediatric Group
Other Sponsors : CGI, WBS-IT, IACAN, Mathnasium of Memorial City, Infodat, Allings Chinese Cuisine, Wakana Cafe, New York Life , Vantive,, Hungama Radio and Radio Andhra Mirchi.

Our next event is CRY Annual Carnival on 10th October at Lost Creek Park Sugarland, TX. For Sponsorship and volunteering  please contact Madhulica Misra and Indira Bhavaraju. Email Houston