Footballers combined their competitive urges with the spirit of charity to raise $250,000 in a five-a-side tournament at Stanley Fort. Twelve teams took part in the contest: HSBC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Merrill Lynch, ABN Amro, Cathay Pacific, Stanley Strollers, Lovells, Stanley Fort Coaches, defending cup champions Citex and three newcomers - Jardines Ruby Murray, Clifford Chance and Denton Wilde Sapte. The teams were pitching in to raise money for the KELY Support Group, this year's beneficiary of Operation Santa Claus, which helps youngsters with drug, alcohol and other problems. Event organiser Brian Crockford, of Citex, said: 'The standard seems to improve each year and, with a few exceptions, games were very tight.' The final was no exception, with Jardines and PWC level at 1-1 after normal time. Five minutes of extra time failed to produce a golden goal and PWC edged it 3-2 on penalties to become Operation Santa Claus Cup Champions. The organiser thanks the People's Liberation Army for permission to use Stanley Fort, and the referees, along with Watson's Water, Carlsberg and Pepperonis. Graphic: TREEBWGET How to contribute Individual gifts or inquiries can be made by calling 8108 5085. Cheques should be made out to Operation Santa Claus 2001, RTHK Radio 3, P.O. Box 70200, Kowloon. The annual walkathon 'Walk for Wishes' will be held on Sunday from 2pm at the French International School, in Wong Nai Chung Gap Road. A Peak Concert will be held afterwards. Tickets - available until tomorrow by calling 8108 5058 - are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Entry for children under 10 is free. Make a donation by grabbing a $10 'Have a Hug' badge. The badge lights up when the wearer is hugged. Ring 8108 5085. Coffee drinkers can drop into Pacific Coffee branches and make a donation in boxes provided. For a family treat, check out Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, presented by the Hong Kong Players, who will contribute to the campaign. Tickets through Ticketek on 3128 8288. $2,700 came in yesterday. Thanks go to Louise Flanagan, Sherinna Schwarze and Naomi Li. For more information, go to www.scmp.com .