The King’s Court School held its annual fundraising golf day on Saturday the 13th of July at the course of Tzaneen Country Club.
The money raised for this golf day is in the region of R100 000, according to Fred Hoffman, principal of The King’s Court School.
“The money raised is intended to help Reinhardt Geldenhuys, the eight year old son of Gerhardus and Lizette Geldenhuys, who was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Leukaemia”, Hoffman said.
According to Hoffman is his mom Lizette a teacher at The King’s Court. He said the teachers decided that the annual golf day of this school’s fundraising would be donated to the family.
“We were able to link with Gerhard van den Ende, from Letsitele, who hosted a golf day on Friday followed by our Cross-Country and Golf Day on Saturday. With the combined golf days we were able to raise an awesome amount of money”, Hoffman said.
The King’s Court also held the annual King’s Court Cross-Country race . Over 700 learners with schools as far as from Phalaborwa and Polokwane joined the event. The athletes ranged from U/7 to U/14 and ran over distances of 1km, 2km and 3km.
The athletes ran their races on the first nine holes of the golf course while the golfers all hit off from the 10th hole from 09:30 to 12.45. The Cross-Country ended at 11:45 with the golfers ready to move over onto the first nine at 12:00.
The NG Church in Modjadjiskloof were also welcomed into the event and handled the food stalls as a fundraiser for their church. This event which includes Golf, Cross- Country and a Bazaar will hopefully also be the host of a full cycle race next year, according to Hoffman.
All together a total of 25 four ball teams entered. From the 100 players, 96 eventually participated.
The sponsors who offered support included Pansolutions (Polokwane), Letaba Wireless, Jacks Paint, Build It (Tzaneen), Ichtus Studio, Bosbok Gas, Spar (Modjadjsikloof), SEEF Properties (Tzaneen), Trophy Toyota, Lannie Motors, Paint Pot, Khulani Timbers, Game (Tzaneen), Hi-Q and Everitt Properties (Pretoria).
“A 32-inch HD Ready TV and a 9000BTU Air-conditioner donated by Pansolutions in Polokwane were raffled to raise further funds for Reinhardt. Cassie Carstens from Mooketsi won the Air-Conditioner and Hannes Visser from Tzaneen won the TV. Congratulations to both of these winners”, Hoffman said.
“We want to thank the incredible support shown by the community to support Reinhardt’s treatment and recovery. We also want to thank Tzaneen Country Club for their excellent support in running the golf competition. HJ and Willie have been outstanding. Thank you so much”, Hoffman said.
The winners of The King’s Court School golf day:
First place - Christopher Atherstone (41 points)
Second place - Reddy Sekgota (40 points)
Third place - Erl Konig (38 points).