(South Africa, August 2016) The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Cape Wheel hosted a special cheque handover event at the V&A Waterfront recently, where R500 000 was donated to Laureus as part of the ‘Turn for Good’ fundraising initiative.
Earlier this year, Laureus SA and the Cape Wheel launched the ‘Turn for Good’ fundraising project where the Cape Wheel agreed to donate R5 from every Cape Wheel ticket purchase for an entire year towards the Foundation.
Funds raised through the ‘Turn for Good’ project will be used to support various projects funded by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The Foundation currently supports and funds 20 projects across South Africa using sport as a means to combat some of the world’s toughest social challenges facing young people today, such as; HIV/AIDS, discrimination, social exclusion, lack of education, and health problems such as obesity.The state-of-the-art Cape Wheel was designed and developed by Ronald Bussink and opened in June 2010. Since then Bussink has developed other world famous giant observation wheels around the world including Australia, the United States and Germany.
Since its inception Laureus has raised over €100 million to improve the lives of millions of young people and has supported more than 150 community sports projects in 35 countries. The funds raised through the ‘Turn for Good‘project will help the Foundation continue its quest to uplift South African youth.
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