CSA, Momentum and CGL join forces to commemorate Mandela Day 2018
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) and Momentum have once again partnered to do their bit in commemorating Mandela Day on Wednesday, 18 July 2018. This year also saw the inclusion of the Central Gauteng Lions in partnering with CSA to give back to a community.
Staff from CSA, Momentum as well as members from the Standard Bank Proteas, Momentum Proteas and players from the Central Gauteng Lions put on their aprons and gloves and got busy packing donated items for Entuthukweni Primary School, in Kagiso.
Activities for the day included sharing 100 kinds of kindness between colleagues at the Momentum Head Office, in Centurion, an initiative that Momentum has come up with to encourage their working personnel to give their time for those less fortunate.
“We are proud to participate in events and donate to causes the community and our people are passionate about,” said CSA Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe.
“I think it’s important for us as South Africans to celebrate Mandela Day and certainly for us at Cricket South Africa this is one of the days where we join hands with our community at large together with our partners from Central Gauteng Lions and Momentum to give back to our communities.”
Momentum CSI Manager, Nkosinathi Mahlangu, said: “In celebration of what would have been 100 years of the late Nelson Mandela’s life, Momentum will celebrate his legacy of tolerance, forgiveness and kindness through 100 kinds of kindness. Madiba inspired us to identify and try to address needs in various communities. We chose Entuthukweni Primary School as our beneficiary because the 2018 edition of the Momentum eKasi Challenge will be played in Kagiso and as Momentum, we’re humbled by the partnership we have with the cricketing fraternity to continue to embrace the spirit of Madiba.”
The Momentum Proteas players were in attendance and swapped their cricket gear for catering gear. Koketso Gaofetoge, Acting Head of Communication, led the CSA team from the front, while Nkosinathi Mahlangu, Momentum CSI Manager, rallied the Momentum team. The Central Gauteng Lions players and support staff were also right up there in their support of this important initiative.
“Working with communities in order to make a difference is one of the fundamental principles of the Central Gauteng Lions,” commented Greg Fredericks, CEO Central Gauteng Lions. “We are excited to have our staff getting involved and doing their part for those in need.
“We want to thank all our partners who contributed in various ways in order to put a smile on the faces of the learners and educators of the school.”