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The Alviro Petersen Foundation hold their First Gala Dinner - 27th November 2014

The Alviro Petersen Foundation's first gala dinner was held at Randpark Golf Course on 19 November 2014, and was attended by legendary batsman Barry Richards and current great Chris Gayle, as well as current players, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Thami Tsolekile and Eddie Leie.

The foundation outlined new programmes for the next 12 months, and also gave feedback on the past year, which has included sponsoring and supplying sports equipment to four schools in Port Elizabeth, and a cricket club in Pretoria.

Apart from sponsoring these schools, we hosted the first annual Alviro Petersen Foundation Challenge, proudly sponsored by Momentum Health.

The Challenge involved a primary school 20 over challenge match between Fontein Primary and Parkside Primary which was won by Fontein.

The High School challenge was played between Gelvandale High School and Otto Du-Plessis High School. Otto Du-Plessis walked away with the trophy, however the AP Foundation contributed to both teams {24} school fees.

We have also embarked on the drug awareness workshops within the schools and the communities, and for this purpose we contracted 2nd-Chance to manage the workshops.

It was well received by all involved, and we have gathered some very useful information about the challenges young people face.

In 2015 we will launch our Women and Children abuse workshops, firstly in Port Elizabeth and then in Gauteng.

The trustees would like to thank everyone from far and wide who came to join us for the gala dinner. We would also like to thank our sponsors and partners who played a big role in enabling us to achieve so many things in our first year of existence.

Alviro Petersen, the founder of the foundation said: “While we have done so much, there is so much more to do, more lives to touch, more direction to give and more barriers to break.

The founder added: “I would also like to thank the trustees and staff for what they have sacrificed to make sure we run successful projects. They are a great team!!”

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