Tsogo Sun’s Western Cape Operations Director, John van Rooyen, and Clive Van Groeningen, Mykonos Casino Director of Operations and Complex GM, handed over a R300 000 cheque to WPRFU President, Mr Thelo Wakefield, before Saturday’s match between the DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks.
Tsogo Sun’s relationship as the official hotel partner to WP Rugby was extended in 2013 to include two properties from their gaming arm: The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa in the Overberg Region and Mykonos Casino on the Cape West Coast.
John van Rooyen commented, “As part of our ongoing investment in sport at all levels, we are proud to hand over this cheque to Western Province Rugby to be used for youth and player development this year. We try, where possible, to do our bit and help make a real, sustainable difference in the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate”.
As one of the South African Rugby Union’s longest standing sponsors, Tsogo Sun’s commitment to investing in and developing South African rugby extends from grassroot levels right up to the National Springbok Team.
“Our sponsorship of Western Province Rugby falls within the ambit of the Tsogo Sun Sports Academy, a CSI programme that places strong emphasis on life skills. Over 20 000 children collectively partake in our Sports and Arts Academies every year, through holistic, full-year programmes. With the approval of the Department of Education, the Development of Sport and various sporting and industry bodies, learners are helped to develop to their full potential, both on and off the field. We are privileged to be able to extend our sponsorship of the youth in sport to the Western Cape through this donation to Western Province Rugby,” says Vusi Dlamini, Group HR Director of Tsogo Sun.