Businesses in Nelson Mandela Day have just one week left to donate any new or used sporting items to the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s CSI campaign.
The donated items secure each company’s spot in a friendly game of soccer played on Mandela Day (18 July from 08h30 to 11h00) at Astra Primary School in Bethelsdorp.
All items collected by the Business Chamber will be handed over to registered charity United Through Sport prior to the first soccer game.
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber CEO Kevin Hustler said the goal of this year’s Mandela Day campaign is to make a lasting difference in the lives of children of Nelson Mandela Bay, beyond the fun activities of Mandela Day.
“This year we have partnered with member organisation, United Through Sport, for several reasons, of which the most important is the direct impact the organisation’s work has on the youth of Nelson Mandela Bay,” Hustler said.
United Through Sport uses sport as a medium to promote child and youth development in disadvantaged communities. The organisation impacts the lives of over 18 000 children from the Metro annually, said United Through Sport Director Nick Mould.
“We’re excited to be partnering with so many different local organisations this year, through the Business Chamber. The donations