Johannesburg – Steyn City brand ambassador and broadcasting heavy-weight, Thabo Molefe best known as Tbo Touch, has stayed true to his promise of making the lifestyle resort’s charity drive – Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot – bigger and better, by hosting his inaugural Touch Invitational golf day at the prestigious Club at Steyn City.
The Touch Invitational Golf Day is a vibrant, passionate but strictly exclusive premium golfing experience for like-minded, industry game-changers. The cream of the crop were invited to spend a day on the perfectly manicured greens of Steyn City where various holes had unique activations and branding. All players had access to a full body massage from the Saxon Spa, cheese and Warwick wine, premium cognac and a lavish dinner. Touch’s vision was to create a full golf day that will stimulate the ultimate networking experience.
This is the fifth year that Steyn City will drive their annual charity initiative, which aims to inspire and motivate school primary school children in Diepsloot. “Every year, at Christmas, we give the children schoolbags brimming with sweets, stationery and toys,” Touch explains.
The initiative has gathered momentum every year: during 2015, it reached more than 9 000 children. Sponsors like Auto & General, Kelloggs, Croxley and 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day made the campaign a massive success; while the giveaway of Repurpose Schoolbags was a major highlight.
However, Touch voiced his determination to see the project achieve an even greater impact this year. He has started by inviting a number of high profile South African celebrities and influential businessmen to tee off at Steyn City’s magnificent 18 hole Nicklaus-design golf course on 9th May. Proceeds from the golf day’s evening auction will go towards Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot.
Thabo (Tbo Touch) Molefe is excited about the opportunity to boost the project. “We are focused on our goal of making this year’s charity drive bigger than ever. It’s not only about reaching more children, although that is obviously a big part of our objective. We’re also excited about bringing them new products,” the radio star enthused. His main aim is to include school shoes in the year-end package. “Education has been identified as the key to helping our country overcome obstacles to development. However, the reality is that for many children, a sound education remains just out of reach. So many things make their school life difficult – you’d be surprised at the impact that something seemingly insignificant, like not having school shoes, can have. But consider that for most children, there is no way to get to school besides walking – then, the need for the proper apparel becomes clear.”
TboTouch was pleased by the amount of support the sponsors showed, with major companies like Audi South Africa, Touch Warwick Wine, The Saxon Hotel, Jenna Clifford and Safari Guys stepping up to make the event a resounding success.
Audi showcased three new luxurious cars that were stationed on high-tech platforms at strategic positions on the golf course. The hole in one prize on offer was a brand new 2016 Audi S6.
The winner of the inaugural round (individual Stableford highest net result) was Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Fikile Mbalula.
With incredible items up for auction such as ringside tickets to Floyd (Money) Mayweather’s 50th fight in September, a certified autographed photograph of Tiger Woods, his late father and Nelson Mandela, a two night stay at the Zulu Camp of the exclusive luxurious Shambala Private Game Reserve and six months’ unlimited access to the Steyn City golf club. The guests were more than generous in their bidding and the auction together with individual pledges raised a whopping R1 100 000.
“The day was a great deal of fun – and made even more enjoyable thanks to the knowledge that it was for a good cause. Next year will be bigger and better!” he promised.