WHEELCHAIR TENNIS RECEIVE R100 000 DONATION FROM GRAND SLOTS
Grand Gaming Slots Gauteng donated One Hundred Thousand Rands to the wheelchair tennis programmes in the province to continue development of future stars.
The association will benefit richly from the generous donation received at Ithembelihle Lsen School in Germiston on Thursday following the loss of its long-time sponsor Airports Company South Africa 20 months ago.
The funds will be used for coaching, performance training camps and provincial competitions.
Grand Gaming Slots Gauteng General Manager Kiran Rama and his team handed the cheque over to a group of tennis players at the school.
“Grand Gaming Gauteng is proud to be part of this amazing initiative. The experience at Ithembilihle School and seeing the children practicing reminded us that one’s circumstances does not define who they are and should never hinder their goals and aspirations,” said Rama.
“We hope that our contribution will make a difference and improve their livelihood of the sport and continue to give the children hope,” Rama added.
Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) General Manager Karen Losch said they are very grateful for the generous contribution from Grand Gaming Gauteng to support the community programmes in the province.
“A big thank you to Grand Gaming Gauteng, this donation will play a huge role to help us keep our centres in the province running and to expose the players to more provincial competition,” Losch said.
“Since the loss of our former sponsor Airports Company South Africa last year February, who were with us for over 11 years – Its been challenging running the federation without a sponsor, so we are very grateful for contributions like this,” added Losch.