Shooting the breeze

2016-11-02 06:00

OUR annual community sports day, which I founded 15 years ago, is confirmed and officially on and I am over the moon and feel absolutely blessed.

My five weeks of campaigning, begging and asking for partners or sponsors to come on board and make our event possible are finally over.

As I bravely predicted a handful of Good Samaritans looked in our direction and heard our cry, so our regular participants, neighbours and other nearby areas around Ward 34, can relax because our event is indeed on.

Let me take my hat off and bow to all the guys and businessmen who contributed to ensuring the event became a reality.

Thank you to Babloo of Kara Nichha’s outlets, Roland Naidoo (Padsa president), Poobie Naidoo (Poobie Naidoos Sports), Uncle Ntshebe Singh (Panorama resident), Mike Amod (Ward 34 Councillor), Colin Bachoo (Glenwood resident), Anna Williams (Santago), Gift of the Givers, Panorama Primary School staff, school governing body and Panorama community.

To all of you and from the bottom of my heart, I salute you - your contribution, donations and support means a lot not only to me but the entire community, especially underprivileged and disadvantaged ones.

Since I started this sports day there were many poor communities from the nearby informal settlements that wanted to participate, but could not afford soccer boots, soccer balls, kits or a pair of running shoes in order to take part in any sporting event.

However, there are many local sports organisations, administrators or association, who always talk about development, but nothing is done at grass-root level.

In fact this year, some children will be playing without boots or a proper soccer kit.

Our event on Saturday 29 October is going to start with a community fun walk or run around the ground. The first item on the day is an exercise to encourage everybody, old or young, to participate. It will be followed by ladies soccer, Panorama Golden Oldies, U15 boys and open.

Stalls sites are still available.

For more information, contact me on 083 521 9553, jerryb.barnes.228@gmail.com or 8 Redwood Crescent, Panorama Gardens, Panorama.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.