The annual Madikwe Mamba Community Upliftment Athletics day, that was hosted at Nonceba Primary School at Welverdiendt Village on Monday 15 May 2017, turned out to be another huge success!
The event was opened by Mr Mawela, the chief of Welverdiendt Village, and the procedures of the day was explained to the learners by our Madikwe Mambas Chairman Bethuel Kgotsitsiele.
The children had an absolute splendid day and learners from crèche age to 13 years old participated in sprinting races from 60m, 80m, 100m, 150m and 200m.
Every participant that finished a race in first, second or third place received a gold, silver or bronze medal for his or her achievement.
The children were also served with boerewors rolls, cold drinks, apples and oranges (Sponsored from Zeerust Pick and Pay) after the race to ensure that everyone that participated got a balanced meal on the day.
This event was hosted as a warm up event for the Comrades marathon that will be taking place on the 4th of June where the Madikwe Mambas running club will run to raise funds for community upliftment projects.
Last year, the Madikwe Mambas managed to raise R70 000 and has subsequently built a kitchen at Obakeng crèche and furnished Dwarsberg Primary school with an oven, fridge and electricity for their kitchen. A huge big thank you to Syferfontein Safari’s, Zeerust Pick and Pay and Purple Rain Game Breeders for being sponsors on the day!