Pareto Limited, owners of Mimosa Mall in the Free State, have once again partnered with The Sports Trust, and they have installed a second Multipurpose Sport court in the Free State Province, this time at Batho Primary School which will be used by the surrounding schools, clubs and the local community in order to build healthy communities through sport.
The court will be handed over by The Minister of Sport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, MEC for Free State Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mr Dan Kgothule and the Chief Executive Officer of Pareto Limited, Mr Marius Muller and Max Jordaan, Projects Manager of The Sports Trust on the 1st of June 2012.
Pareto Limited is South Africa’s premier shopping centre investor and one of the country’s leading retail property industry players, fully committed to furthering all facets of this exciting industry. Commitment to sustainable Corporate Social Investment is also a core feature of Pareto’s activities.
This school was selected by the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Sport and Talent Development in the Free State Province, as they are currently running school sport mass participation programmes in these schools. Batho Primary will share this multipurpose sport court with the other schools in the area being, Legae Primary, Morafe Primary, Phahamisang Primary, Mangaung Primary, Marang Primary, Sehunelo High School and the local sports clubs, thereby benefitting the whole community.
The outdoor multipurpose sport court has a twenty year lifespan, fifteen year warranty and made up of interlocking tiles, that provide lateral forgiveness and minimal impact on the joints of the players. It has also been audited and verified as “Zero Waste” and environmentally friendly, which is in line with the Sports Trust’s ‘green’ policy of helping to protect the environment. An integral part of this sustainable project includes coaching of the local coaches in these respective sporting codes which empowers them to continue improve their skills and training methods to become more effective, and ultimately achieve better performance from their players. The codes of sport played on this court include: 5 a side soccer (futsal), netball, basketball, tennis and volleyball.
R900,000 has been donated by Pareto Limited, using the Sports Trust as their implementation partner to install this state of the art multipurpose outdoor sport court facility at Batho Primary School.
“Pareto Ltd as the owner of Mimosa Mall is proud to be associated with funding this social contribution towards Batho Primary School and the broader community of Mangaung. Indeed, we would like to give back to the people who support our mall throughout and are currently in the process of investigating the possibility of making a further substantial capital investment into the existing Mimosa Mall. This will create significant employment opportunities for the local residents and add handsomely to the municipalities revenue collections.” “Sustainable infrastructures and programmes are essential in leaving legacies behind in our communities and this partnership has done just that by encouraging the youth from the area to continue to participate in sport,” says Max Jordaan, Projects Chairman of The Sports Trust.