THE Professional Darts Corporation have announced a new partnership with the SignHealth charity, which will stage the DEAFinitely Darts event on October 21.
SignHealth is a healthcare charity for deaf people, committed to bringing better healthcare and equality of service provision to deaf people.
They have formed a unique partnership as the official charity of the PDC, and their fundraising will include the DEAFinitely Darts event, to be held on Thursday October 21.
World number one and Ladbrokes.com World Darts Champion Phil Taylor helped launch the event ahead of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts play-offs at the Wembley Arena, and pledged his support for the DEAFinitely Darts event.
“This is a fantastic charity and I’m delighted to welcome SignHealth as the PDC’s official charity,” said Taylor. “Darts is the largest participation sport for deaf people, which is something many people don’t know, and hopefully we can help raise awareness of the work SignHealth do through the DEAFinitely Darts event.
“I’ll be supporting the DEAFinitely Darts event and I’m urging every darts team in pubs and clubs in the UK to get involved too!”
“Do Something Amazing With Your Hands!”
DEAFinitely Darts will be a fundraising event involving pubs and clubs around the UK, who can enter an eight-player team for the challenge to create a world record for the largest number of people playing darts at one time.
Teams can enter for £100 per team and prizes will be on offer for the teams who raise the most sponsorship, while any team which raises in excess of £800 will be entitled to a refund of their registration fee.
Prizes will include:
* The venue organiser whose team raises the most sponsorship money wins a holiday in the Bahamas
* A prize of £4,000 will go to the team who raises the most money, in addition to an exhibition from a top PDC player
How will it work?
* DEAFinitely Darts will be staged from 7pm-11pm on October 21 2010
* Team of eight players are required to register in advance to take part (more than one team can enter per venue)
* The suggested format is a tournament of 1001 double-in, double-out format
* Venues will be provided with a limited edition dartboard per team, darts flights and a hand held electronic scoring device
* The 15 venues which raise the most in sponsorship will receive a visit from a leading PDC player
How to register:
Visit www.deafinitelydarts.org.uk for full information about the DEAFinitely Darts event and to enter
Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01494 687600, or text to 83311 for more information
Why DEAFinitely Darts?
Imagine being excluded from the chatter and buzz of your local because no-one can communicate with you?
One in seven people in the UK have some degree of hearing loss, but SignHealth aim to ensure deaf people can be included in all areas of community life; working with the deaf community, health services and other charities to improve deaf healthcare and to achieve access for deaf people.
For more information about SignHealth, visit www.signhealth.co.uk.