Nelson Mandela Bay Giants spread the joy for the season
The festive season is filled with joy, presents, shopping and cheer for many, but for others, it is an annual reminder of the many challenges and discomforts that remain ahead.
In embracing the spirit of giving, the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have found it fitting to donate the unearned winnings from the one-handed catch competition to the Community Chest of the Eastern Cape.
The money had been earmarked for the catch-a-six competition, however, the last few home games at St George’s Park saw no winner.
As such, R20 000 (2 x R10 000) will be gifted to the non- profit organization which has played a central role in the welfare sector since 1952, during tonight’s game against the Tshwane Spartans.
Eastern Province Cricket President, Donovan May said the festive season was a joyous time of the year for many, however, others in our community continued to face tremendous hardships.
“It is with this in mind that we found it fitting to share the funds with an organisation that has for 67 years been building up and assisting individuals and communities in various ways.”
CEO of the Eastern Cape Community Chest, Selwyn Willis, said he is utterly grateful to the Giants for coming on board and making this Christmas a little more special.
“Firstly when I got the phone call from the Giants, I was super excited. This time of year is always a time for sharing and a time for caring and this donation is really going to come in handy because we have so many people in need.
“In the Eastern Cape, in particular, the need is becoming greater and greater. The unemployment rate and poverty is escalating daily. This will certainly go a long way and will help so many people in so many ways,” he said.