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Handy financial boost for SA wheelchair basketball programme
- Updated: January 20, 2015
Wheelchair Basketball SA’s (WBSA) High Performance Programme got the perfect New Year start, as Sasol and Wine Cellar handed over a cheque of R25250, generated through the selling off of wine compliments of Wine Cellar, Dunkeld and from the Sasol wine cellar in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
The selling of the wines took place at the premises of Wine Cellar – Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers, in Dunkeld, Johannesburg late last year.
Sasol Group Sponsorship Manager Richard Hughes said that they are delighted to assist WBSA fund raising efforts, as the official sponsor of the Sasol SA senior men’s wheelchair basketball team.
‘Sasol has a proud history of supporting South African sportsmen and women to reach their full potential allowing them to compete on the national and international stages. I trust that this financial contribution from the selling of the wines, will make a difference in helping rising wheelchair basketball talent to up their level of play in participating in the sport that they are so passionate about,’ said Hughes.
In thanking Sasol for the initiative, Wheelchair Basketball SA CEO Charles Saunders said: ;Sasol has been a loyal sponsor of the Sasol SA Senior men’s wheelchair basketball team since 2007, and it’s through proactive initiatives like the wine selling fundraising that Sasol stands proudly in the sponsorships arena by going the extra mile.’
Wine Cellar Wine Master Debi van Flymen added: ‘It was a privilege to pool our resources and make our premises available for the wine sales, and we would like to wish Wheelchair Basketball SA and the team, the best of luck for 2015.’
In the picture, Wheelchair Basketball CEO Charles Saunders receives a cheque towards his sports federation’s High Performance programme, from a wine selling initiative, made possible by Sasol, represented by Dumisani Mbokane (Sasol Sponsorship Specialist, on right) and Wine Cellar, represented by Wine Master Debi van Flymen