On this significant Mandela Day, gsport, South Africa’s main ladies’s sport initiative, celebrated a particular lunch occasion to honour the exceptional efforts of girls supporting ladies’s sport.
The occasion marked almost a decade for the reason that inception of the Supporter of the 12 months award on the Momentum gsport Awards, and it was a powerful success in celebrating the progress made in championing the help for girls’s sport.
Mandela Day, a day devoted to creating a optimistic influence on communities and the world, served as the proper backdrop for gsport’s celebration of girls’s sport supporters. The legacy of Nelson Mandela, an advocate for equality and human rights, resonates deeply with gsport’s dedication to selling and uplifting ladies athletes and sports activities personalities in South Africa.
Gathered on the beautiful Mamasamba in Rosebank, Johannesburg, like-minded people got here collectively to acknowledge and admire the unwavering dedication of outstanding supporters who’ve championed ladies’s sport all through the years.
The spotlight of the occasion was the presence and provoking phrases of Mama Pleasure Chauke, the very first recipient of the distinguished Supporter of the 12 months award in 2015 and 2016. Mama Pleasure’s back-to-back wins on the gsport stage have set the tone for elevated help of girls’s sports activities within the nation, and her unwavering dedication continues to encourage numerous others.
Mama Pleasure leaves to the FIFA Girls’s World Cup this week to fly the flag for Banyana Banyana at their second consecutive World Cup look and he or she is over the moon.
“I’m urging you South Africa to help Banyana Banyana not solely throughout the FIFA Girls’s World Cup however on a regular basis. They deserve our help!”
gsport Founder, Kass Naidoo, mentioned: “Mama Pleasure’s influence on the help of girls’s sport in South Africa is immeasurable. Her achievements and advocacy have paved the best way for a brand new period of recognition and appreciation for girls athletes and groups.
“As we speak, on Mandela Day, we not solely have fun ladies’s sport supporters but additionally reaffirm our dedication to making a extra inclusive and equal sporting panorama in South Africa, according to the values championed by Nelson Mandela.”
Through the emotional and empowering lunch, Mama Pleasure passionately urged South Africans to proceed supporting ladies’s sport and deal with them with the identical respect and recognition given to their male counterparts. Her heartfelt message resonated with attendees, inspiring them to play an energetic function in advancing ladies’s sport within the nation.
“Let’s all go on the market and help ladies’s sport. Take a look at me, I’ve received the 2015 and 2016 Supporter of the 12 months award on the gsport stage and at the moment, I’m having lunch with Founder, Kass Naidoo. You can also be right here for supporting ladies’s sport.”
The lunch occasion additionally promoted nominations for the 18th version of Africa’s longest-running ladies’s sport awards. Attendees have been inspired to actively take part in nominating main candidates throughout 20 public classes, unearthing icons and function fashions for future generations.
The success of the lunch occasion and the enthusiastic response from attendees have additional solidified gsport’s dedication to elevating the profile of girls’s sport and elevating the voices of those that have tirelessly supported the trigger.
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