Shooting the breeze

2016-10-05 06:00

OUR annual Ward 34 Community Sport Day is expected to bigger, more colourful and more exciting this year.

The event caters for the variety of sport codes and was founded by yours truly in 2006.

I am glad to see the event has grown and attracts hundreds of youngsters, most of whom are underprivileged or from the nearby informal settlements.

Sport followers or teams from areas such as Eastwood, Glenwood, Thembalihle, Cinderella Park, Jesmonden, Malivana, Panorama, Madiba, andTamboville, are always there and create an electrifying atmosphere.

I am also happy that last year’s partners and supporters are likely to join hands with us again.

During the 2015 event we were blessed that our passionate partners and funders such as Karanichhas, Poobie Naidoo’s Sports Warehouse, the local media house, Department of Sports and Mpi Mchunu (Panorama entrepreneur) gave back to our community and brought smiles to our youngsters faces.

It is interesting to note that I started this community sport day with only two teams from my neighbourhood, and now it is big. It is also interesting that our up-and-coming business people want to be part of it by buying sites on which to put up their stands and/or stalls.

Our guest speakers this year are influential local figures, including Ward 34 Councillor Mike Amod and the Comrades Marathon veteran and the founder of Poobie Naidoo’s Sports Warehouse, Poobie Naidoo.

This year’s event is scheduled for 29 October from 8am at Panorama School grounds.

Potential partners and stalls owners are still welcome. Contact me on 083 521 9553, jerryb.barnes228@gmail.com or at 8 Redwood Crescent, Panorama Gardens.

I trust my community, partners and sponsors will come to the party and let us all make it happen again.

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