This year the Sports Trust hosted their annual fundraising event “The Sports Trust quiz night”, on Thursday 27th October 2016 at Theatre on the Track, near Kyalami, in Johannesburg. The theme was “Brazil Olympics Rio Carnival” and thirty six (36) Corporate Teams enjoyed dressing up and competing against each other during 6 rounds of sports trivia questions.
SuperSport, The Winners of this year’s 2016 Corporate Quiz Challenge
We were joined by some of the 2016 SA Olympic Team members and Paralympic members who included : Elroy Gelant , 2016 Olympic team 5000m long distance runner, Jonathan Ntutu, Rio 2016 Paralympian, Silver Medalist, Akani Simbine, Rio 2016 Olympic team, competed in the 100 m sprint, Henricho Bruintjies, Rio 2016 Olympic team, competed in 100 m race , Khotso Mokoena, 2016 Olympic team , triple jump athlete, Paul Gorries, 2016 Olympic team Coach, Lindsay Hanekom, 2016 Olympic team – 400m Hurdler, Lebo Phalula, 2016 Olympic team – marathon runner, Alyssa Conley, 2016 Olympic team – 200 m runner, LJ Van Zyl, 400m hurdles semi-finalist and Lebogang Shange, 2016 Olympic Team 20km Race walker.
Nedbank Sponsorships, 2nd place winners
The guests also enjoyed Samba dancing, with professionals Ryan and Angelique, development dancers from Tshimo School of Dance and Ashley Mkhize who showcased his soccer trickster skills which all added entertainment during the course of the evening. Best dressed team in their Carnival outfits were “MIB Sportswear” who really did this year’s theme proud and won the PWC Bike Park, Momentum World of Golf and Cycle Lab team prize. Alan Dean from Active Education won the Volcan Mantle mountain bike, valued at R 11 000 sponsored by Evolution Group and Earl Glennistor from Group One Construction, won the 2 domestic airline tickets sponsored by Lara Travel.
Blue Label Telecoms, 3rd place winners
This event is hosted annually by The Sports Trust, an NPO implementation partner for sport development, in order to create awareness and raise much needed funds for sport development in rural disadvantaged schools and communities.
The overall winners of the 2016 Sports Trust Quiz were SuperSport, followed by Nedbank Sponsorships and Blue Label Telecoms. Clinton van den Berg from SuperSport said “Rather like the Springboks or Bafana Bafana, SuperSport’s team have been a bit hit and miss in recent years, having last won this trophy in 2011. However, we finally came good at this year’s Sports Trust Corporate Quiz Challenge, and were thrilled to do so.
The Sports Trust always put together a magnificent night of fun for all to enjoy and to raise funds for their great cause. We were delighted to finally win the event and claim the floating trophy again.” Funds raised are used for supplying sporting kit, equipment and upgrading facilities so that disadvantaged schools and communities are able to participate in sport and that children can live healthier lives.