Golfers to swing for needy school

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Top golfers and business people are invited to come on board and take part in the annual SGI Foundation Golf Day to be held at Reading golf course in Alberton on November 23.

The funds raised at this event will benefit Mpundulle Pre-school in Tembisa, on the East Rand.

The event was first staged last year when the the school realised that most unemployed parents of the children at Mpundulle were unable to pay the fees.

"I approached a number of companies to come forward and assist us to stage a golf day from which to raise funds," said the school's head, Caroline Mabunda.

"Then SGI Foundation came on board and the golf day was launched last year. The venture came in handy because it gave some parents an opportunity to send their children to this pre-school that caters for 85 children between the ages of three and six years."

Tournament organiser S'thembiso Ntshangase said they were impressed by the turnout last year and hoped this year it would attract more golfers.

"In its inauguration it was successful so we're eager to stage it every year.

"We would like to invite all individuals and companies who would like to participate in this event and contribute to the worthy cause," Ntshangase said.

The package is R275 a player, and this includes green fees and donations to the charity.

There will also be a dinner and a prize-giving ceremony at the end of the tournament.