BWired invests in young golf hopefuls- 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00
Professional golfer Mike du Toit and a group of other sports stars conducted a training day with some of South Africa's talented young golfers from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of the build-up to BWired Invitational Championship.
The competition tees off at The Els Club, Copperleaf on 7th November. As part of the activation of BWired's sponsorship, the company, working with sports solutions company SAIL, brought Du Toit and the likes of Roger De Sa, Bradley Carnell, Stanton Fredericks and Eric Tinkler, conducted a training day drawing on their experiences in professional sport.
It comes at a busy time for South African golf. In November, the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by the Black Knight will celebrate its 12th anniversary. On Sunday, meanwhile, the 17th Amateur World Golfers Championship opened in KwaZulu-Natal.
'Just as we strive to bridge the digital divide through our broadband network in communities in Johannesburg, we also bridge the social divide through sports in these communities,' said BWired Broadband's public relation and communication manager, Masechaba Dlengezele. 'As a company our objective is to empower previously disadvantaged communities. We therefore felt the need to extend our initiative to provide opportunities for underprivileged kids that have displayed talent, focus and an eagerness to learn and better their lives. We believe that by investing in sports development, we not only nurture the physical and mental wellbeing of these children, but keep them engaged in constructive activities that will unleash their full potential.'
Bidvest Wits head coach Roger De Sa added: 'From experience I know that soccer coaching clinics make a huge difference in the lives of eager youngsters who want to pursue the sport as a profession. Well done to SAIL and BWired - I have no doubt that an event like this will inspire and motivate these underprivileged kids to take full advantage of the opportunities presented to them today.'