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Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards
- Updated: October 26, 2011
Date: 27 October 2011
Venue: Shine Studios, Braamfontein. JHB
Six sporting institutions are in line to win the prestigious annual 2011 Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on 27 October.
The six nominees on the shortlist are: Central Gauteng Squash, Tembisa Hockey Development, JHB Gymnastics Centre, Giants Gymnatiscs, Nemato Gymnastics and the Chaeli Sports and Recreation Club.
Construction and infrastructure development company, Murray & Roberts, in partnership with SASCOC and the Sowetan newspaper manage the Jack Cheetham Memorial Award and the Letsema Award.
Now in its 29th year, the award was initiated by Murray & Roberts in recognition of the special qualities of Jack Cheetham, a former director of Murray and Roberts and the inspirational captain of the SA cricket team in the 1950s. Cheethams mandate was to instil self-belief in young people. The award, which includes a floating trophy as well as prize money, is presented to respective winners on a five-year basis.
The Murray & Roberts Letsema Award was initiated in 2009 following the outstanding performance of athlete Hilton Langenhoven who captured the attention of the world at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. The award recognizes sports development projects for people with disabilities.
Current holders include The Tiger Titans Cricket Club from Eastern Cape, South African Tug-of-War Adopt a School project for 2010 and 2009 respectively.
The inaugural 2009 Letsema Award was presented to Judo for the Blind and Visually Impaired in recognition of its excellent achievement in the sport and development of visually impaired young sports men and women and Boccia for the Severely Physically Disabled won the Letsema Award in 2010.