JP Duminy with children at a JP21 Project event at Newlands earlier this year. Photo: Jason Boud

Proteas cricketer JP Duminy’s charity, the JP21 Project, will be hosting a special tournament at the Val de Vie estate in Franschhoek in December.

Called the JP21 Super Eights Charity Cricket tournament, the event will see Proteas stars such as Duminy himself, Faf du Plessis, Morné Morkel and AB de Villiers participate in a fun eight-over game of cricket on Sunday, December 17.

The organisers say that it will be a “family day of entertainment and high quality cricket, with a tiered ticket system which will make it affordable and accessible for all enthusiasts”.

There will also be an all-inclusive option, as well as a picnic area, food trucks, music and live entertainment.

“The JP21 Project – the brainchild of South African cricket legend JP Duminy and a passion project for him and his wife Sue – aims to create a new, positive culture; a culture that embodies core values of respect, kindness and transparency through sports education and team playing,” read a statement from Val de Vie on Wednesday in explaining what the charity is all about.

“Critically, the project serves to cultivate leadership development and life skills.

Established in 2014, the JP21 project has a special interest in reigniting enthusiasm for sport and providing the platform to do so for underprivileged children.

“Their key focus is in the Western Cape outlying areas of Strandfontein and Mitchells Plain.  Expansion plans are in the works, and the project is set to roll out nationally.”

* Tickets are Available online at: http://bit.ly/JP21SuperEights_Tickets

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