The Steelers are proud to welcome Sheffield City Trust Chairman, David Grey, MBE to the game on Saturday against Manchester.
David is nearing the end of an incredible charity challenge in which he is attempting to complete 60 different sports in 6 days – the club will show a great video tomorrow on this website and we will see Dave participate on the ice between periods at the game.
For more information, please see below.
60600 challenge – info for Super Saturday 11th November 2017
Steelers – v Manchester Storm
60600 CHALLENGE 2017 – FUNDRAISING FOR ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY AND UNITING AGAINST DEMENTIA
60600 challenge – an alternative to a 60th birthday party for Julie Brailey.
Raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and standing united against dementia by doing something amazing with a sliver of time.
The Brailey family set out to ask 60 people to raise £600 each, and up to this weekend over 80 people have delivered some amazing challenges throughout the year and raised almost £60,000 so far.
The 60/600 challenge is a finalist in the Group fundraiser of the year at the Alzheimer’s Society dementia friendly awards 2017
85000 people in UK suffering with dementia, and another 225,000 will be diagnosed this year
That’s a diagnosis every 3 minutes.
Tonight David Grey, Chair of SIV will complete his amazing challenge of participating in 60 sports over 6 days – with two challenges involving the Steelers. During the 1st interval David will take part in the “Penalty Shot Challenge” followed by a “Cheerleader Challenge” during the 2nd interval.
During his 6 day challenge, another 1300 people will have received a dementia diagnosis.
This gruelling challenge has included
Spin class, weight lifting, indoor rowing, para table tennis, curling, figure skating, speed skating, diving from 10 metre board at Ponds Forge, wheelchair rugby, karate, golf, foot golf, racquetball, squash, badminton, para badminton, walking football, bowls, ice hockey, handball, water polo, basketball, 5 a side football, 11 a side football, snooker, skateboarding, tea dancing, taekwondo, aikido, tan soo-do, roller derby, swimming, wheelchair basketball, volleyball, goal ball, korfball, netball, boccia, life-saving, cricket, cycling, altitude, gymnastics, trampoline, sledge hockey, wrestling, darts, athletics – 12 disciplines, and cheerleading!
Anyone affected by dementia, – sufferer, carer, family member or friend knows just how devastating this disease can be. 60600 funds will fund research and also support the great work that the Alzheimer’s Society does to give help to sufferers and their carers. Music groups, art classes, sport sessions and many more – all help sufferers keep active and stimulated, and allow carers to take a small but precious break from the very difficult challenges they face in becoming full time carers for their loved ones.
The Sheffield Steelers are proud to be part of the 60600 challenge –and have teamed up with award winning Sheffield singer Steve Edwards. Twice Grammy nominated, no. one on US Billboard charts and world music award winner – Steve has donated one of his songs to the Challenge
‘A Good Life’ is available now for download from all major platforms – and all proceeds go to the challenge fund.
So how have the Steelers and Steve teamed up – tonight the music video is launched here and then right across social media.
Details of how to donate – by text, or by Just Giving will appear on the screen, as well as being able to download the song. Your generosity will help us keep uniting against dementia – and help people live a good life wherever possible.
Do something amazing with a sliver of your time and give generously – thank you
There’s an Alzheimer’s gazebo in the glass bowl where you can find out more about the work the society does, and how you can get involved. Visit the stand and you can pick up a raffle entry to win a box at a Steelers match of your choice. All we ask is that you make a cash donation at the stand – and the draw will be before tonight’s final session.
SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT 2017
Hula Hooping for 60 minutes
Golf days x 2
No alcohol for a month
Walking the Highland Way
Cycling between all SIV venues – 190 miles in 24 hours
Mass FU members spin class
Staff spin 10 x 60 miles
Running the Cape Town half marathon
Running the Great North Run
Running the York Marathon
Running the York 10 Miles
Slimming -Losing 3 stone in 13 weeks
Head shaving – men and ladies
Hair and nail treatments
Playing 5 golf rounds on 5 different courses in one day – walking
Beer and bangers party
Climbing 60 peaks over 600 metres high in 6 days
Bus fare donations
Jazz mini festival
Fantasy football league
28 mile walk between all SIV Sheffield venues in one day
Song written by Steve Edwards ‘A Good Life’. Donated all download proceeds
Ladies going grey for May
Homemade dolls clothes sale
Dragon Boat race