This is our 5th year and we are celebrating this event with loads of additional elements such as:
Both new mayor Thabo Mayoni and the premier will attend and there is a 90% chance that the sports minister will also attend ( as he grew up in Botshabelo)
We are donating an immediate R30k to each teams charity (R10 per ticket should raise R120k)
Dreamfields doing a 40 school tournament
Bobs For Good donation to two schools
Business banquet on the Thursday with David Becker as the keynote speaker
Papadi again will lead a co-ordinated team of professionals that includes representation from Mangaung, Bloemfontein Celtic and sponsors Old Mutual.
The event has grown phenominally and is now characterised with a capacity crowd in excessive of 22 000, a dedicated area and support for informal traders - last year we accredited 66 small businesses, an Old Mutual health center, a large childrens area, which is geared up for the expected 3 000 children - supported with trained child minders.
The event will be fully compliant to the new Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act and all of our leading suppliers will also have registered.
All in we intend employing some 550 people over the event and this figure includes some sport graduates who will both work and shadow Papadi’s staff.