Gogolympics draw thousands

2016-04-05 06:00
 Photo: supplied Gogos train for their Olympics.

Photo: supplied Gogos train for their Olympics.

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THE Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (Hact) is hosting the sixth annual Gogolympics on Friday 22 April at Molweni sports ground. This year’s Gogolympics is set to be the biggest ever, with over 2 000 gogos competing in sporting events including soccer, netball, relay races, pass the ball and novelty games.

The Gogolympics aims to improve the health of grannies who are impacted by HIV/Aids and daily struggles such as caring for orphaned grandchildren. There are 2.5 million children orphaned due to HIV/Aids in South Africa, with the majority of these children now in the care of their grandmothers.

The Gogolympics is one element of the Grannies Support Group project run by Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust in response to the burden that the HIV/Aids pandemic has placed on grannies. The event recently gained international attention when grannies put their soccer skills to the test by taking on members of Australia’s national cricket team.

10 teams of grannies from across the Valley of 1000 Hills are currently in training for the Gogolympics.

More information can be found at - www.hillaids.org.za/news/2016-gogolympics or by contacting marketing@hillaids.org.za

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