Athlete thanks ‘Pinetown Fever’

2017-04-25 07:40
Sphiwe Mjwara with a sponsored kit. Photo: Nosipho Mkhize

Sphiwe Mjwara with a sponsored kit. Photo: Nosipho Mkhize

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AFTER his name has appeared in the Pinetown Fever, Sphiwe Mjwara (33) of Clermont, who also works as a petrol attendant at Road House, is now a well-known athlete in Clermont, Pinetown and surroundings.

“The Pinetown Fever published a couple of my stories and that has helped me a lot because most of my sponsors have read my story in the newspaper.

I’m one of the fortunate athletes to receive sponsorship for my athletics club, Amakhosi AC. I would like to thank one of my sponsors Tait Spencer from VW in Pinetown who sponsored us 40 kits as well as R1 800. Stuart Ross of Crusader Logistics gave us R700 entry fee for the JG Zuma Marathon taking place on April 30, in Greytown. Build It in Pinetown also sponsored us kits.

“I will also be participating in the Comrades Marathon with some of the Amakhosi AC members on June 4, starting in Durban. I would also like to thank my manager Brad Herridge of the Road House petrol station who has sponsored towards the Comrades Marathon.”

Herridge said: “I am proud of Sphiwe because it’s not every day you see employees being part of something as big as the Comrades Marathon. I am happy for him and I was more than happy to give him a sponsorship and I hope he makes it to the finish line.”

Besides being an athlete Mjwara also helps his community.

“I plan to open a crèche in my area. Councillor Mbambo has already donated a vacant plot and gave me a letter confirming that the site has been handed over, however, I just need the community, businesses, organisations and religious organisations to come on board and help build the crèche, which will make a difference to many.

The reason why I thought of building a crèche is because there are no professional crèches in my area and I have a soft spot for children. I don’t want to see children playing on the street in the day when they are supposed to be in a safe environment.”

To find out more about Mjwara contact 071 021 6224.

AFTER his name had been appearing in the Pinetown Fever, Sphiwe Mjwara (33) of Clermont who also works as a petrol attendant at Road House is now a well-known athlete in Clermont, Pinetown and surroundings.  “The Pinetown Fever published a couple of my stories and that has helped me a lot because most of my sponsors have read my story in the Pinetown Fever. I’m one of the fortunate athletes to receive sponsorships for my athletics club called Amakhosi AC. I would to thank all of my sponsors namely, Tait Spencer from VW in Pinetown gave us a sponsorship of 40 kits as well as an amount of R1 800. Stuart Ross of Crusader Logistics gave us R700 entry fees for the JG Zuma Marathon taking place on 30 April in Greytown. Built it in Pinetown also gave us a sponsorship of kits.”

“I will also be participating in the Comrades Marathon with some of the Amakhosi AC members on 4 June which will commence from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. I would also like to thank my manager Brad Herridge of the Road House petrol station who has sponsored towards the Comrades Marathon.”

Brad Herridge said: “I am proud of Sphiwe because it’s not every day where you see employees being part of something so big like the Comrades Marathon. I am happy for him and I was more than glad to give him a sponsorship and I hope he makes it to the finish line.”

Besides being an athlete Mjwara is also keen in helping his community. “At the moment I am also planing on opening a crèche in my area. Councillor Mbambo has already donated a vacant plot and gave me a letter confirming that the site has been handed over, however I just need the community, businesses, organisations and religious organisations to come on board and help build the crèche which will make a difference to many. The reason why I thought of building a crèche is because there are no professional crèches around my area and I have a soft spot for children. I don’t want to see children playing on the streets during the day whereas they supposed to be in a safe environment.”

To find out more about Sphiwe Mjwara contact 071 021 6224.

 

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