Dreams awoken to become reality for Bizhub Highveld Lions cricket team

Sharron Dingle with the beds sponsored by Cloud Nine.

The Bizhub Highveld Lions cricket team held its very first sleep-out at the Wanderers Stadium with 100 young cricketers from the Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) amateur cricket development programme.

The event included interactive coaching clinics, workshops and activities to inspire the young cricketers to keep working on achieving their cricket dreams.

The atmosphere at the Wanderers stadium was electrifying as aspiring young players ran onto the field ready for an unforgettable evening.

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After settling in, the fun and games began when KFC handed out some cricket gear for the youngsters to enjoy and a cricket match between the children and the Highveld Lions cricket players commenced.

The children were famished after a few rounds of cricket and headed to the Bizhub room where they enjoyed supper followed by a movie.

At the end of the evening, Hirsch’s and Cloud Nine announced that they would be supplying a bed to each of the youngsters which they would get to take home after the sleep-out.

“As a company, we are conscious of our need to build and maintain a credible profile as responsible corporate citizens. That is why we are committed to supplying 100 beds for the sleepover,” said Alan Hirsch, chief executive officer of Hirsch’s.

“Our aim is to support and uplift these young players and it will start off with a good night’s sleep.”

For the sleep-out, the cricket team partnered with Hirsch’s, Cloud Nine and Rest Assured, as well as Konica Minolta, Sun International, Cricket South Africa, Circa, Imperial Toyota, Dairymaid and Market Caterers.

Sharron Dingle from Hirsch’s Fourways with some of the young cricket stars.

The children also received a Bizhub T-shirt and goodie bags.

“It was a fantastic evening of supporting the refinement of cricket development in South Africa and enabling the next generation of future stars to access meaningful opportunities to pursue,” said Sharron Dingle from Hirsch’s Fourways branch.

 

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  AUTHOR
Marnelle Greyling
Journalist/Reporter

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