Our charity contribution

We believe individuals as well as companies have a duty to act in the best interests of the environment and of society as a whole, as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems. That is why we at Arons Sport deem it very important to support charity events such as the Riding4SAEducation campaign …(performed) by Azhar Vadi and Zaheer Pahad, directors at Salaam Foundation, who set out to cycle 3000km from Musina to Cape Town to raise awareness for schools in dire need in South Africa.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the needs of basic education in South Africa, especially in rural and underdeveloped areas, while at the same time calling for support from donors to the Salaam Foundation in its efforts to implement several education development projects such as the addition of ablution facilities where they don’t exist in schools. “Many schools in rural SA still use pit latrines. We have received requests for simple kitchen structures to assist in preparing food for learners.”

Azhar Vadi rode into Mokopane on Thursday morning, 9 February 2017, and visited Arons Sport premises, from where they went on to Akasia Primary School before setting further on their journey to finally reach Cape Point in the Western Cape.

The route is expected to take the two down the R101 to Johannesburg where Pahad will stop and then Vadi will continue east on the N17. He will branch off at Standerton and head south towards Newcastle, Ladysmith, Pietermaritzburg and Durban. From there it’s the N2 all the way Cape Town.

The journey can be followed on Twitter and Instagram @salaamedia and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/salaamedia.

People willing to contribute to the education fund can make a donation to:
FNB Account no: 62669147665 (reference: ride4edu-Mokopane). Donations can also be dropped off at Arons Sport at 87 Thabo Mbeki Street, Mokopane.

Second from the left, Azhar Vadi, with Saajida Baksa to his left, and Bilal Baksa to the right, and their team at Arons Sport

Hoedspruit Soccer Festival

In an attempt to promote the development of sport in disadvantaged communities, we provided support through sponsorship, to the Hoedspruit Soccer League which is an initiative by Plan-It Events, a local events planning company situated in Hoedspruit, Limpopo.

The soccer league consisted of 24 teams that competed in 3 competitions over 3 years. After the third competition, the 16 best teams over the 3 years were chosen to compete in a final knock-out tournament. The winning team received an all-expenses paid trip to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup semi-final and final event, and the runner-up team received an all-expenses paid trip to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup semi-final event. This was an opportunity for us to promote sport amongst the youth in underprivileged communities. It was amazing to see the number of children that were influenced positively by their growing interest in sport.