Sunil Gavaskar’s CHAMPS Foundation to celebrate 20 years

The CHAMPS Foundation, which was formed to help Indian international sportspersons who fell on hard times, will be celebrating 20 years at Mumbai on March 17.

CHAMPS Foundation was formed in 1999 by Sunil Gavasakar, with the support of fellow trustees   -  The Hindu

The CHAMPS Foundation - a brainchild of former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar will be celebrating 20 years with a star-studded charity fundraiser at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, March 17 2019.

Former cricketers Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Kaif to name a few will be attendance alongside leading corporate heads at the charity fundraiser.

For the last 20 years, The CHAMPS Foundation has worked quietly and efficiently to better the financial condition of former Indian international sportspersons who fell on hard times.

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CHAMPS which is an acronym for Caring, Helping, Assisting, Motivating and Promoting Sportspersons was formed in 1999 with the support of fellow trustees, the late Nana Chudasama (former Sheriff of Mumbai and philanthropist), avid sports lover and founder of Sportsweek magazine, Khalid A-H Ansari, Mrs Marshniel Gavaskar, yesteryears batting artist Gundappa Viswanath, advertising guru Sam Balsara and Noomi Mehta.

In an endeavor to broaden it’s horizon and open up a broader avenue for those interested in contributing to bettering the conditions of sportspersons, The CHAMPS Foundation has recently launched an online donation option through their website

To get further information about The CHAMPS Foundation please visit or email

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