Get Ahead schools staff pulled off a successful golf day last Saturday at the Queenstown Golf Club with about 75 players participating.
Get Ahead College principal Peter Steyn said the school was raising funds to purchase books for the school library with the aim of igniting a love of reading. “Reading is everything in education. At the college we are trying to get more books in our library. We organised this day for the three schools so we can raise funds to get reading material for the pupils. We had a fantastic turnout and will look at splitting the funds between the three institutions.”
Steyn acknowledged sponsors, adding that the college had an upcoming event to raise more funds for the school. “As a golfer myself, I know the community of golfers and this was one of the good ways to give back. We thank all for the contribution and support from locals to ensure the day was filled with fun and laughter.
“We are planning a soiree in May when we hope to invite children to showcase their talent. We want parental involvement and the community at large to show support.”
Steyn said the fundraising golf day raised about R20 000. Cor Oosthuizen and Jean Fryer received trophies and half a sheep each as first-place winners. Second were Sean Heidemann and Lawrence Moorcroft, followed by Johnny Poni and Solly Gela, Siphamandla Soldaat and Sandile Mafenyana took fourth place and Juan Bekker and Lood Strauss were fifth.