All the effort made by the team at Singita Kruger National Park on Mandela Day last year to raise funds to purchase soccer balls for schools in our local community, was made worthwhile at the end of 2011 when a group of 11 Singita staff went into Hluvukani, one of the local communities situated just outside the Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate, to deliver the balls to the schools.
The soccer balls were handed out at 7 different schools. At each school a soccer game took place between the staff and the school pupils. The games and the new balls caused much excitement for both players and spectators.
A great day was had by all and the Singita Kruger National Park staff are looking forward to when we will be taking a similar trip to Welverdiend, another one of the local communities, to complete the delivery of the remainder of the balls.
Singita Kruger National Park would like to thank Adidas SA for assisting us in achieving this special relationship with the community schools, by providing the balls at a specially discounted rate.
(Article contribution by Christen Bennett – Singita Kruger National Park.)
If you missed the story last year about celebrating Mandela Day at Singita Kruger National Park, enjoy the blog post here.