The 4th edition of the Stor-Age Old Boys Tens rugby festival took place on Friday & Saturday 10 & 11 November at the Pirates Rugby Club in Greenside Johannesburg and saw celebrities, dignitaries and professionals from different backgrounds attending the event.
The event was held as a fundraiser for the Education Endowment Fund NPC, which is a non-profit organisation founded in 2016 with an aim to raise funds to distribute to disadvantaged children from disadvantaged communities. To date the fund has funded over 12 bursaries and educational programmes and with the hosting of another successful event R152k was raised to date towards the cause.
The event in itself is a by-product of the cause to raise funds as organiser Marcel Malherbe said: “We needed to make a difference to society by making a contribution and thus came up with the idea of an event that would not just serve to raise funds but also provide the alma mater from different backgrounds a platform to give back.”
This vision and desire to make a difference saw thousands of old boys from different schools and different organizations which share the same vision like the Touch Rugby Sundays initiative, converge at a grand scale to support the event.
“We identify with this event because Touch Rugby Sundays is also driven by the need to give back to the communities from which we come from.” said owner Matli Mohapeloa “That is what spurred us on to be part of this festival and as you can see our guys have come in their numbers and the exhibition girls touch rugby game was organised by us as well.”
Everyone who contributed to the success of the event must be saluted and may the #Oldschoolspirit combined with #oldschoolrugby and #oldschoolnetball vision live on for many more years to come.