Cape Town Corporate Games Official Charity Tag Rugby: Adopt a School Programme

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Corporate Games South Africa has been involved in this unique programme and adopted Siyabulela Primary School, based in Langa township outside Cape Town for the past two years.   As sponsors and supporters of Corporate Games you have an opportunity to Adopt your own School and become personally involved in this successful CSI programme.

Siyabulela is now a part of the national SARU Grassroots Development programme that will give the school the opportunity to play in leagues and to enter Tournaments run by the Tag Rugby® Association.

With the Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme, we are attempting to get children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis to enjoy sport with other children.

Muhammed Ali said “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them – a desire, a dream, a vision…. they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

By using Tag Rugby® (which requires no infrastructure and rugby experience) the learners in under-privileged areas with no facilities enjoy the feeling of running with a ball in their hands and having fun with their peers. Tag Rugby® can be played by boys and girls and there is no contact in Tag Rugby® so the fear of injury is removed from the game.

Your company can adopt a school it’s immediate area or can select a specific school. In many instances, especially regarding sport, the donated resources are often stolen, lost or put into a cupboard and forgotten about.

With the Adopt a School Tag Rugby® Programme, your company will have someone accountable for the donation and the learners at the schools will benefit by virtue of the fact that they are getting exercise whilst having fun. We have found that Tag Rugby® due to the very nature of the game improves learners’ eye-hand co-ordination and concentration levels in the school environment.

The programme qualifies for 100% tax relief in terms of a donation and all relevant documentation will be provided.

If your company would like to Adopt a School or if you require more information, please contact Stuart McConnell

021 6832269 or 0824401921 or email on stuart@taggroup.co.za

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Cape Town Corporate Games adopts Siyabulela Primary School

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Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme has announced that our chosen charity for Corporate Games is Siyabulela Primary School in Langa.

With great anticipation, on Thursday, 07 February,  Siyabulela Primary School had their first tag rugby session and the Cape Town Corporate Games team were there to join in on the fun.

We will be visiting the school on a regular basis during the year to join the children whilst teaching them how to play tag rugby and the health values of sport. We want to invite other companies to join us on our visits or adopt their own school and help the learners benefit by virtue of the fact that they are getting exercise and at the same time having fun.

Siyabulela Primary School will also be a part of the national SARU Grassroots Development programme that will give the school the opportunity to play in leagues and to enter Tournaments run by the Association.

Together with Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme, we are attempting in a small way to get children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis to enjoy sport with other children.

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Dragon boat challenge – Preparing for the Corporate Games

February 21st, 2013, Cape Town – 3rd South Africa, Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, invited companies from all over the Western Cape to participate in a Dragon Boat Challenge. The challenge saw companies battle it out on the sea, at the V&A Waterfront, Official Host Venue for the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013.

The Dragon Boat Challenge was initiated to give companies an opportunity to network and to experience first hand what the Cape Town Corporate Games is all about.

The sport discipline, dragon boat racing is certainly one of the most exciting of the 15 sporting codes scheduled for the Cape Town Corporate Games multi-sports festival later this year, which is expected to attract thousands of competitors from across South Africa.

On arrival, guests were divided into 3 teams to paddle against each other.  Top local companies that participated in the Dragon Boat challenge included the likes of Barloworld Motors, Sanlam, Intergest, RedBull, 24.com, Cape Media, NCC Environmental Services, Allan Gray, Evolv Networks, Tag Rugby®, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, and City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services just to name a few.

Volker Werth,  Director at InterGest South Africa (PTY) Ltd commented:

“This event was a real surprise…..a fun and action filled race, in  an awesome setting, which makes for the perfect corporate challenge. I will definitely be entering my company again, and challenging my colleagues and associates to test their abilities this great event.”

Event partners of the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013, who came on board for the Dragon Boat Challenge, included SAB Miller and Red-bull who supplied participants with the necessary refreshments for the race.

The Dragon Boat Challenge was the perfect opportunity to engage in friendly rivalry in a race against each other and to reconnect through sport for fun and friendly competition, networking opportunities and social activities.

3rd South Africa will be arranging regular practice sessions to assist companies to train leading up to the Cape Town Corporate Games taking place from 06-09 June 2013.

During the practice sessions companies will be taught the techniques, commands and paddlers tips, ensuring that they are well prepared and synchronized for the race in the Cape Town Corporate Games. A perfectly synchronized team will almost always beat a stronger, but less coordinated team.

For more information regarding Cape Town Corporate Games 06-09 June 2013 or the dragon boat practice sessions, please contact Nicole Visser on nicole.visser@corporate-games.com

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2nd Edition of Cape Town Corporate Games Officially Launched


On Thursday 15 November 2012, numerous members of the corporate world gathered together to celebrate the Official Launch of the second edition of Corporate Games in Cape Town.

The launch took place at Atlantic Imbizo Conference & Function Studio situated at the Host Venue for the 2013 Games, the V&A Waterfront. On arrival guest were welcomed by the team of 3rd South Africa, the Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa and introduced to the official partners and sponsors.  A brief overview was given of the Cape Town Corporate Games, informing guests on what they can expect in 2013.

A few familiar companies and organisations at the Launch were The City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government, V&A Waterfront, Shell Oil, PEP Stores, Sanlam, Deloitte, Red Bull, Chatroom, Swindon Properties, G4S Security, SAB and the South African Police to name just a few.

From the media industry, the presence of Sports24, Cape Media, Leadership, Bizcommunity.com, Media 24, Men’s Health and Women’s Health were all welcomed.

Among the guest speakers were Frederick Stroebel, Human Resource Manager at Sanlam and Stuart McConnell from the Tag Rugby Association.

Frederick Stroebel commented:

“Sanlam is proud to be part of the first Corporate Games to be hosted in South Africa. It was a truly magnificent weekend with brutal competition and friendly camaraderie on and off the field. There is no doubt in our minds that this will grow to one of the big sporting events on the calendar for Cape Town and corporate social events in South Africa. We thank the organisers for all their arrangements at the various venues across the Peninsula  and congratulate them on delivering a very successful event!”

Stuart McConnell commented:

“We are extremely excited about our involvement in the Corporate Games 2013. Having the support of the Games as their charity allows us to provide Siyabulela Primary School in Langa with Tag Rugby equipment, training and exposure to sport through our Adopt a School programme.

There are a variety of sports to choose from with added sports from last year’s already fun filled list. Participants can select from dragon boat racing, karting, running, netball, soccer, mountain biking and lets not forget tag rugby to mention a few.

The Corporate Games have been receiving an enormous amount of support from influential corporate companies who participated in 2012, who are eager to gain even more from the event in 2013. With even more media, business and civic partners on board, the second edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games will without a doubt, be even bigger and better than the year before.

We want to thank Craig Kolesky, our photographer for the evening, as well as our guests speakers Frederick Stroebel and Stuart McConnell.

For more information about the Official Program, Sport Details, How to Enter, the Benefits of participation and involving your organisation, please visit our website www.corporate-games.com“and select Cape Town.

Let the Games begin!!!

3rd South Africa is honoured to announce the official partners for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013

 

Cape Town Corporate Games Adopt a School

 

Nowadays there are so many charities that need help, that choosing one can be a grueling process. However, for the team here at the Cape Town Corporate Games the decision was quite clear when we heard about the Tag Rugby association. Seeing that one of the new sports that we are adding to our sports list in 2013 is tag rugby, we could not deny the coincidence as well as the relevance.

Not only does the Tag Rugby Adopt a School Programme help children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis, but they do this by encouraging the children to participate in sport.

By playing Tag Rugby, the children do not only learn to be active, but get so much more out of the experience. Sport teaches these children to play peacefully among each other, to respect their peers, to respect the rules of the game and the list goes on. Recognising the need for both sexes to play sport together, Tag Rugby deletes the fear of injury as it is a no contact sport.

In this programme a Corporate Company Adopts a School in their immediate area or a school that most of their workforce would go to. Tag Rugby will supply all neccesary equipment, show the children of the Companys’ school of choice how to play, empower a teacher and some students to supervise the games on an ongoing basis and will supply the Corporate Company with a report and pictures once a term on the progress of the school.

This truly is a cause that the Corporate Games believe in and we look forward to be part of such a magnificent initiative. We invite all companies/charities to use the Games as a platform to raise funds for their own charities too.

Staying in the spirit of sport.

For more information on The Tag Rugby Association contact or email Stuart McConnell on 021 6832269 /0824401921. stuart@taggroup.co.za Or visit their website www.tagrugby.co.za

For more information about the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013 vist our website at www.corporate-games.com or contact us on 021 418 1966 You can also email us at capetown@corporate-games.com

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