BETWAY DOES it's own way as they back Wheelchair Basketball SA.
The global betting company will pledge to donate R1 from each bet placed on the fixture to a worthy charity. With almost 25,000 bets placed, Betway selected to round the figure up and donated R25,000 in playing equipment to the Wheelchair Basketball SA.
Wheelchair Basketball SA is one of the under-funded sporting organisations in the country, and this donation comes in handy, as WBSA prepares for the new season in August.
“This donation from Betway will definitely go a long way in assisting us with our technical excellence programme for our officials. We have a number of programmes that we run throughout the year and this will assist with our officials training and equipment,” said BWSA CEO, Charles Saunders.
For Betway this is part of FA Community Shield whose objective is to contribute proceeds of the match to charity, as it seeks to utilise bets placed on the FA Community Shield fixture as a vehicle for change in South Africa.
“There are so many organisations that do a lot of work within sport that goes unnoticed. Associations such as WBSA are faced with a lot of challenges in administering and continuously developing the sport of wheelchair basketball,” says SA- Betway marketing manager David Rachidi.
“As a brand that has community development at heart, we felt that it was important to lend a helping hand and play our part like we have been doing with other organisations. We believe such contributions go a long way in the overall development of sport.”
Image (Standing- Betway’s David Rachidi, CEO WBSA Charles Saunders and two Wheelchair Basketball players at the announcement ceremony held at the WBSA offices in Mandeville Sport Complex, Johannesburg).