There was much excitement at the Steve Biko Centre in Qonce (formally King William’s Town) on Friday when the KWT Darts Association (KWTDA) accepted a generous donation of darts, dart boards and professional-level stands.
The equipment was sponsored by The Mall, Qonce and the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ).
Speaking on behalf of KWTDA chairperson Vuyani Majija, who was unable to attend, match secretary Daniel Jaxa extended the association’s gratitude to all the parties who made the donation possible.
“It has sent a buzz through the entire association and everyone connected with our clubs. Your support will open many new opportunities for the youth and women in the game of darts, as well as help develop skills,” Majija said.
“Your donation will enable the KWTDA to participate in highly distinguished tournaments and these events will broaden our discipline and character.”
ELIDZ marketing and corporate communications manager Sibusiso Ralarala said the donation formed part of their mandate to give back to the community.
“Part of our mandate, apart from developing the economy of the region and job creation, is to look at community development,” he said.
“There’s a huge contingency of darts players and teams [in the Eastern Cape] and we identified the need to ensure there are darts and boards.
“We are grateful for this partnership [with the Steve Biko Foundation] and we look forward to extending the relationship.”