GOLFERS from around the city tee off at Bulawayo Golf Club tomorrow morning in an amateur golf tournament that has been organised by a Bulawayo-based company Sanctifyd Recreation, with the aim of raising funds for the resuscitation of the Centenary Park playgrounds.
An official Sanelisiwe Mlilo confirmed the fundraising tournament.
“We are having a charity golf tournament at Bulawayo Golf Club on Saturday.
“We are going to have a golf day and a charity dinner for the resuscitation of the Centenary Park playgrounds. We do not have the exact number of golfers who will take part at the moment,” she said.
One of the organisers of the events, Stacy Austen, earlier this week told this publication that they aimed at getting funds to spruce up the commercial park. The dinner will be graced by Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo with former Sports minister David Coltart expected to present a speech.
Austen said as part of their social responsibility programme, they would have a grassroots swimming programme for underprivileged children.
“It is part of our social responsibility programme where we will also have a grassroots swimming programme for underprivileged children where they will be coached by swimming coach Tara Stirling. We also want to resuscitate swimming pools in the high-density suburbs and we want to start with Barbourfields,” Austen said.
Swimming pools at Barbourfields, Mpopoma and Luveve, owned by the city council have been lying idle for a very long time and this has led to swimming talent in underprivileged children remaining untapped. Sanctifyd was founded in 2006 and their vision is to redesign recreation.
According to the firm their aim is to: “Primarily provide modern facilities, such as playgrounds within parks, swimming pools, media equipment for events, 3D gaming centres, educational and interpretive programmes for children.
“Our secondary mission is to rejuvenate, resuscitate, old non-functional facilities that have been neglected, deserted and damaged, for example deteriorated playgrounds that could benefit our community.”