It all went down for the first time on Saturday the 28th of July 2012!
We will be setting up a beginner friendly temporary course at Delta park. A day of fun disc golf with a great lunch and refreshments in the park for the players to refuel their batteries.
The idea is that the kids actually take part, with the golf day giving them great memories rather than just money, we will also be giving the kids an awesome gift pack on the day.
It’s mainly about the boys having have fun, but knowing teenager’s there will be competitiveness out on the course.
We have 100 custom stamped discs from discraft (Thanks Jessica for the design), 40 of which will be used by the kids on the day (and future social responsibility days)
John Orr is a school about 5km’s from Delta park. Its 900 pupils are mostly based in Soweto and the surrounding Parktown area.
2 years ago, Jan Venter (the headmaster), decided to be pro-active about the dwindling matric pass rate and approached the MEC for education on how to give these youngsters the brightest future possible.
A partnership was struck with Sasol and the Inzalo foundation and a curriciculum change was made , to the school becoming a S.T.E.M. school (Science, technology, engineering, maths).
Kids with aptitude are enrolled at the school and sponsored in those 4 fields, their university studies also falling under the bursary. Those who do not go onto university are taught real world skills (electronics, carpentry, mechanics etc) that will give them a head start in contributing to the economy when they leave school.
Who is joining us on the day?
Many of the pupils are the heads of their household, or do not stay in family homes.
The school has identified these pupils, and is using the day as an academic incentive. The top 10 pupils from grade 8-11 who come from less privileged circumstances will be joining us on the “great day out”.
We are proud to be hosting John Orr as it is a school that is being pro-active, and is making the day an incentive for hard work.
The people that made it possible
Bigmouth Studios: A cash donation which made buying development discs a viable option.
Cartrack: 40 kitbags filled with goodies for all the players
‘In the spirit of riding’: A charity organisation, Shirley’s expertise and contacts have been invaluable
702: David o’Sullivan was kind enough to give us some airtime on his show
Barra resorts: Sponsoring the braai, and contributing to the gifts packs.
Billy’s boerewors: Supplying the braai boerewors for free
Riverstone water will be supplying spring water for the day
Private individuals who are contributing to prizes for the day
Disc golfers: Thanks to all the players offering up their time before and during the event.