Howard Lake | 2 May 2006 | News Macmillan Cancer Support scores with Corporate partners this World Cup 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Events Macmillan Cancer Support has created special World Cup Fundraising packs designed solely for corporate supporters, encouraging them to engage in this year’s most exciting football event whilst raising money for the leading cancer care charityThe packs, which have already been ordered by over thirty partners including npower, Alliance Pharmacy, JC Decaux and JP Morgan, consist of a referee’s whistle, a set of cheer sticks, a cd containing three fundraising games and also a host of fundraising football ideas for both enthusiasts and phobes of the sport including party and office suggestions.The initiative by Macmillan has proved very popular with corporate partners for example; TUI is downloading the games onto their intranet for employees and members of the Coach Tourism Council will be providing facilities for people traveling to and from the World Cup, some of whom will be providing fundraising activities for their journey.Sarah Sheppard, Corporate Partnerships, Macmillan Cancer Support said: “This is the first time Macmillan has done an initiative like this and it is fantastic that so many of our corporate supporters have wanted to take part – no doubt there will be more who will also sign up. It is a great way to get employees involved in and cheering for the World Cup whilst raising money for people affected by cancer.”The cheer sticks from the packs are also available to the public who can obtain them directly from the retail outlets of Mackays, Mitchells and Thwaites for a suggested donation of £2, all of which goes to Macmillan Cancer Support.For further information, please contact:Julia Dische – Macmillan Cancer Support Press Office020 7840 [email protected] to Editors: About Macmillan Cancer SupportMacmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. 1.2 million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone 0800 500 800 for an information pack.
Isaiah Pola-Mao didn’t know he would be starting his first college football game until Thursday. The redshirt freshman was forced into action at safety after sophomore Bubba Bolden, who was supposed to start, was taken out of the lineup two days before the season opener against UNLV for an undisclosed reason.Bolden’s loss was Pola-Mao’s gain. Pola-Mao, who redshirted last season after sustaining a shoulder injury, made a statement on his very first play, forcing a fumble on UNLV’s opening play from scrimmage.“I was overwhelmed with a lot emotions, and I was very sad for what Bubba was going through but I had to lock in and focus and clear my mind, get ready for this game,” Pola-Mao said.Pola-Mao stripped UNLV running back Lexington Thomas of the football deep in the Rebels’ territory, setting up a short field for the USC offense, which produced a field goal that would get the Trojans on the board first. The Trojans easily won 43-21 at the Coliseum.Pola-Mao said he was nervous before the game.“Being away from football and not actually playing in a game, it’s a big difference,” he said. “Coming into my first college game, I was very anxious, so I just had to get the jitters out. Happened to be a big [play].”It quickly endeared Pola-Mao with the veterans on the defensive corps.“That was big, that was big, that was dope for him,” said redshirt senior cornerback Ajene Harris.Senior linebacker Cameron Smith said the situation could not have played out any better for the first-time starter.“Anytime after that first play or that first series, you just calm down and just say, ‘It’s football,’” Smith said. “That’s what he needed to get him going and I thought he did a really good job for us today.”There’s no better way to calm down than by forcing a turnover seconds into the game.“I don’t think he saw me so I came in and just tried to punch it as hard as I could and landed right on,” Pola-Mao said on forcing the fumble.Pola-Mao was originally slotted on the depth chart behind senior Marvell Tell at free safety, but slid over to strong safety once Bolden was unavailable. Head coach Clay Helton declined to provide details on Bolden’s situation after the announcement was made on Thursday, though a University spokesperson confirmed he was still on the roster.The Phoenix native starred in high school at Mountain Pointe High, named to the Max Preps All-American first team in 2016. He also has football royalty in his blood – Pola-Mao’s uncle is former USC and NFL star safety Troy Polamalu and his great uncle, Kennedy Polamalu, played for USC from 1982-85 as a fullback and is now an assistant with the Minnesota Vikings.Now, it’s Pola-Mao’s turn. Though he had nerves heading into his debut, the redshirt freshman said he had a good feeling in his heart the night before the game.“I was thinking about it [Friday] night,” Pola-Mao said. “I saw the opportunity and just took it.”A reporter asked him to elaborate on what he felt.“I felt me making a play, changing the game,” he said.