Water polo team making a difference

With the 2021 Inter-Provincial Schools Water Polo Tournament (IPT) set to take place in Cape Town later this month, the Buffalo City U16 Boys team is using the opportunity to make a difference.

REACHING OUT: Members of the Buffalo City U16 Boys water polo team pose with Sisipho, front, who is battling cerebral palsy

The team, under the guidance of coach Ian Donovan, have recently launched the Walking Sisipho – Goals For Lives fundraising campaign in support of Sisipho, a seven year-old girl living at the King’s Children’s Home on the East Coast.

Sisipho is battling cerebral palsy and struggles to move freely. In order to start Grade R next year, she requires a specialised walker.

“I saw the opportunity to make the guys think about what really matters in life and the difference between what we want as individuals and what we truly need, as we often confuse the two,” Donovan said.

The team will be working with Selborne College teacher Jono Kruger, who was recently involved in the successful Tries For Lives campaign which managed to raise R100,000 for the King’s Children’s Home.

As part of this current campaign, the Buffalo City U16 Boys team is asking supporters to pledge a donation for every goal the team scores or every game they win during the tournament. They also welcome once-off donations.

To support the Walking Sisipho campaign, visit www.sportforlives.org and find them in the Campaigns tab.


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