On the 16th of November 2016 Hollywoodbets hosted INK Cricket Club from Ntuzuma at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. The club’s all-girl team visited the stadium to watch the Hollywoodbets Dolphins take on the bizhub Lions in an exciting T20 match. INK was chosen as Hollywoodbets’ second “Cricket Club Development” team.
For each T20 match played in Durban the company will feature one development cricket team from the Greater Durban area as their “Cricket Club Development” team. The chosen club will receive free tickets to a match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, transport to and from the match, #DolFanArmy T-shirts and caps as well as a meal. On top of that they will also receive a financial contribution of R5 000 as well as an additional R200 for every six hit during the match! After incredible play from Cameron Delport, the team will receive a R7000 donation!
Sandile Hlongwa, Head Coach at INK Cricket Club, was grateful for this opportunity as well as the financial support given by Hollywoodbets. “It is just great seeing the smiles on the girls’ faces, the way they were laughing you could see they were enjoying the match. It’s the best thing I could have ever asked for! We will use the financial donation from Hollywoodbets to buy cricket spike shoes. We noticed during a recent match that the kids were struggling with their balance and these shoes should really help them in the future,” he said.
Zolisa Diki, Corporate Social Investment Coordinator at Hollywoodbets, enjoyed meeting the team. “I could see that the girls enjoyed being at the match and that they were inspired by the Dolphins players. We do a lot of work supporting the communities that we operate in and we believe in giving aspiring sportsmen and women from previously disadvantaged background a fighting chance. Our goal with this particular initiative is to support change in our communities, and to keep encouraging the positive growth and development of underprivileged cricket players,” she said.
Contact Phumelele Nala (PhumeleleN@hollywoodbets.net) for more information about this initiative or to nominate your club.