Gary Kirsten Foundation Receives Donation of 2 000 shoes
Gary Kirsten Foundation receives donation of 2 000 pairs of shoes
The Gary Kirsten Foundation, an inspirational organisation that focuses on creating quality sporting infrastructure that is safe and accessible to people in the townships, recently took delivery of a donation which included an astounding 2 000 pairs of sports shoes.
The shoes made their way to Cape Town from an initiative in Ireland called 'In my Shoes'.
The Gary Kirsten Foundation this week took delivery of the 2 000 pairs of shoes and is now getting ready to distribute them to those that need them most. Comments Gary Kirsten, “South Africa has such a rich sporting culture and has produced many great cricketers. However, there is a lack of Black African cricketers being represented in the South African domestic, first-class and international cricket structures. Unfortunately, the general state of outdoor practice facilities in most townships are not able to provide for the needs of aspiring township cricketers or youngsters who are interested in the game of cricket and this is what the foundation is actively working to change.”
We have been working alongside Gary Kirsten and his foundation for some time and so we offered to store the many boxes they received for safe keeping while they plan how best to distribute this incredible donation.
We are proud to associate ourselves with such a wonderful initiative and continue to be inspired by what it continues to contribute to the sporting community in South Africa.
The Gary Kirsten Foundation
Former Protea and World Cup winning coach, Gary Kirsten, is the proud founder of the Gary Kirsten Foundation. The foundation focuses on creating quality sporting infrastructure that is safe and accessible for the township communities, along with the development of producing aspiring coaches and players.
The foundation has a number of initiatives underway which includes coach development for the township cricket development initiative and they are planning South Africa’s first complete artificial cricket field.
Another project, which comes at a fitting time, will see a full squad of U/13 players from the Gary Kirsten Foundation as well as three coaches, including Gary Kirsten, travel to England in June, not only to play cricket but also to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
“They will play cricket against top schools, meet their Protea heroes and attend matches at the biggest event of the sport that they love.”