Thursday, November 15th, 2012 - Harvey Norman
Harvey Norman is inviting everyone to a dodgeball tournament featuring the best of the company’s Mo Bros as well as online giants Google and Facebook.

Harvey Norman is one of a number of companies around the globe taking part in Movember, which sees Mo Bros worldwide cultivate moustaches during the month of November in order to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. Taking place at the Harvey Norman head office on 16 November 2012 from midday, the dodgeball tournament will see five teams from Harvey Norman itself take part, as well as an (internet) star-studded grudge match between staff from Facebook and Google. Google and Facebook have long been rivals in the online popularity stakes, and what better way to settle the score than by hurling rubber balls at each other in a charity sporting event?

Aside from the big dodgeball game, the staff at Harvey Norman have been taking part by growing mos and using special gold coins received when shopping in store to vote for those they think have the most impressive facial hair. The person with the most votes at the end of the month will win a prize, and Harvey Norman will donate the amount raised by the gold coins to the Movember cause.

Movember can trace its roots back to 2004 when a group from Melbourne, who would later form the Movember Foundation, organised the month of moustache growing as we know it today, their aim being to raise awareness of both prostate cancer and depression in men.

Moustaches and dodgeball arguably go hand in hand: Australian dodgeball team The Emus’ Pascal “Frenchie” Wallace was wearing a mo when he was awarded the prestigious Golden Balls award at the 2012 World Dodgeball Championships, while Ben Stiller’s character in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story also sported one, with it playing a prominent role in his games.

The Emus' captain, Burt Sigsworth says: “Raising awareness for depression and prostate cancer is an incredibly worthwhile cause. Men’s health is an issue that is close to all of our hearts and given that we have spent the last two and half years making a record number of ball jokes, it’s time we gave something back. ”

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Notes to editors
Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd, is a public company that, as a franchisor, grants franchises to independent
business operators, as business owners who retail products for the home and office in the following
categories: Fitness, Electrical, Computers & Communications, Small Appliances, Furniture, Bedding, Home Improvements, Lighting and Carpet & Flooring.

There are Harvey Norman stores in Australia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Ireland, Singapore and Malaysia.
Dan Hosford
P: 00 61 (0)412 879650
W: www.harveynorman.com.au/fitness/get-your-moustache-on-it-s-movember.html

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