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Over R35 000 worth of sports equipment donated through Business Chamber initiative

Jul 18, 2016
Over R35 000 worth of sports equipment donated through Business Chamber initiative

Sport equipment, valued over R35 000, was donated on Mandela Day on Monday through the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber's Business United Through Sport initiative.

"Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber member companies not only donated these sporting goods to Bay charity organisation, United Through Sport, but also took part in a fun morning of soccer games at Astra Primary School," described Cindy Preller, Communications Manager at the Chamber. 

Mandela Day is a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time. This year, Our Business Chamber will be partnering with United Through Sport - a registered NPO, which is committed to using sport as a tool to develop the disadvantaged and vulnerable youth in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. 

This year, the Business Chamber called on its members to donate:

  • sporting equipment and clothing (new and slightly used);
  • items listed on United Through Sports needs list; and 
  • in the spirit of Mandela Day, their biggest donors would challenge their staff members to play a friendly soccer game with some of the children in the United Through Sports program along with business leaders in the Metro on the day of the handover.

Image: From left are Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber CEO Kevin Hustler, Astra Primary School Principal Desmond Lewis, Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Danny Jordaan, Astra Primary School soccer player Tristan van Staden and United Through Sport director Nick Mould Picture: SANDISWA HEWANA