Youth Day event planned

2017-06-14 06:01

THE Stanger Ministers Forum in conjunction with the Youth Forum will be hosting a bumper Youth Day celebration on Friday, June 16 at the Stanger Manor Ground.

Officials of the ministers and youth forum have been working around the clock to ensure that the more than 3 000 anticipated patrons leave with memories etched in their minds for a lifetime. The Youth Day celebration will kick off with a 5km fun run/walk at 9am.
The time trials route (from the Manor car park, heading into Geranium Street before turning left at Rita’s Café into Manor Drive and taking the right turn into Doesberg before turning left at Canna Road and left again at Daffodil Street before finishing at the Manor Ground) used every Thursday by members of the KwaDukuza Athletic Club has been adopted as the official route for the fun run/walk on June 16.

Special commemorative medals will be given to all finishers with trophies awarded to the first three finishers (boys and girls) in the primary school, secondary school and adult categories. Special prizes will be awarded to the veteran (oldest) male and female runner.
Tickets for the fun run/walk cost R10 and are available at local primary and secondary schools.
Tickets will also be sold outside Stanger SuperSpar, Checkers Hyper and at the Manor Market on Friday and Saturday. Youth Forum co-ordinator, Pastor Clement Rajarathnam said: “This is a family event and not restricted to pupils and we want to encourage the community of KwaDukuza to come out in their numbers to participate in the 5km fun run/walk.

“With the June examinations set to start in mid-June this is an ideal opportunity for primary and secondary school pupils to de-stress before the pressure of the mid-year exams takes its toll.” Immediately after the fun run there will be a fun-filled athletics programme that caters for the young and old.
The sports will encompass novelty items including blind search, potato race, musical cushions and a 200 metre walking race and tug-o-war for men and women. There will be a five-a-side soccer tournament which will start at 11am with trophies awarded to the winners and runners-up.
The duration of each game will be three minutes per half. In the event of a stalemate after the 6-minutes a penalty shootout will ensue to determine the winner. A netball and volleyball tournament is expected to commence at 1pm.
There will be live music throughout the day and church groups are welcome to use the stage to entertain the huge crowd through dance and music.

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