Ward 34 Sports Day attracts sponsors

2015-09-24 06:00

THE annual Ward 34 Community Sports Day is receiving a lot of attention and support from city businesses say the organisers.

Event founder, Jerry Barnes, said residents in areas under the ward, including Eastwood, Glenwood, Panorama, Cinderella Park, Malivana, Thembalihle, Emikhukhwini (Jesmondene) and Madiba will be excited about the news. The event is scheduled for 3 October at Panorama School grounds starting at 8am.

“Already there are three sponsors on board - Poobie Naidoo Sports, Karinichas and the local Department of Sports and Recreation,” said Barnes.

Barnes said the sponsors are a blessing and mean a lot to the community, who are mainly overlooked.

“We are very lucky and feel blessed because it’s always impossible to stage an event such as this without partners or backers. I am very grateful to my good friend Poobie Naidoo of Poobie Naidoo Sports for being the first one to come on board, and to Karinichas for joining hands with us.”

Although the event will be dominated mostly by soccer, netball and fun run-walk, this year the attention will also be on the poor communities around Ward 34 such Malivana, Esitimeleni and Emikhukhwini (Jesmondene).

Old clothes, blankets, groceries and old sports equipment will be also collected on same day to be delivered by the organisers to the needy.

“Although I have started collecting from the good people out there, on the day of the event we will also have a collection point, so let’s not forget that there are poor people within our communities.”

Old clothes, blankets, groceries or any donations can be dropped off at 8 Redwood Crescent, Panorama Gardens or Barnes can be contacted on 083 521 9553 or email jerryb.barnes228@gmail.com for more information.

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