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, or 8 Redwood Crescent, Panorama Gardens, Panorama.

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