The Sports and Recreation Commission in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation will host the annual Golf Day dubbed the ZBC- SRC Golf Day on 16 June 2017 at the Warren Hills Golf Club in Harare.
The Golf Day which is one of the strategies that the SRC is using to attract corporate support to raise resources to procure a bus which will be used by the National Teams and all the Development programmes as well as supporting charitable organizations.
“Most of our National Teams do not have their own means of transport and on many occasions they have either cancelled scheduled training programmes or they may end up using public transport. This is untenable and cannot be allowed to continue especially if we are serious about developing sport in this country. Transport is a basic necessity for the National Teams and by providing the National Sport Associations with the means of transporting the athletes to the training venues and even match venues lessens the burden on the Administrators who are always on their feet trying to put everything in place.
“Good performance at whatever level of competition is not just one’s superior tactical and technical ability but it also encompasses such physiological needs like food, accommodation and transport. To this end, as the Supreme Sports Controlling Body in the country we felt it necessary that we have to raise resources for the procurement of a bus to be used by the National Teams” SRC Corporate Communications Office Tirivashe Nheweyembwa said.
While it is understandable that the economy is not at its optimum, we believe that as an institution there is something that we can do to ameliorate the challenges that the sport sector is facing especially the National Teams.
“It is our plea to the Corporate World to join us as we marshal resources to support the procurement of a Bus which will transport our athletes whenever they are in camp or when they travel to the neighboring countries”, said Nheweyembwa.
We are also excited to inform the nation and the Corporate World that ZBC TV and Spot have once again agreed to partner us in this noble gesture and our hope is that the Corporate World will take advantage of its wide coverage to advertise their products live on both radio and television while the Golf will be played at competitive rates.
Part of the resources will also be channeled towards Charity, and this is in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme where we also assist the less privileged in the society.
The investment per each team will be $200 to cover the green fees and lunches and the tournament shall be a four ball alliance. The invitation is open to the Corporate World, NGOs, National Sport Associations and individuals.