Providing the means for at least one young South African to study, is to celebrate the 42-year old legacy of the 1976 Soweto uprising, says Lauren Swartz, the administrator of the AJ Foundation.
On Friday June 8, the foundation, a youth development NPO, held its first golf day, to raise money for the upcoming 2019 AJ Foundation bursary.
About 80 golfters took part in the fund-raiser at the Rondebosch Golf Club.
Among them were Cassidy Williams, 21, an aspiring pro-golfer and ambassador of The AJ Foundation, former South African cricketers Herschelle Gibbs and Ashwell Prins and former footballer Nathan Paulse; and current footballers from Ajax, Supersport and Bidvest Wits FC clubs.
“Having come from a previously disadvantaged background, I understand the needs of young people in our communities. Therefore, it is a privilege and a pleasure to be able to give of my time to the vision of the foundation and, particularly, projects such as the golf day, where the team worked as a unit towards the goal of helping to raise funds for a student,” said Linton Henry, the foundation’s co-director.
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