“We are currently experiencing such freezing cold temperatures and the Cape Cobras wish to share the warmth with some homeless people who need support,” said Jasmiena Davids, marketing manager of the WPCA.
“Mandela Day, 18 July, celebrates the potential that each individual has to transform the world. Each of us is asked to take responsibility for ourselves and act on the responsibilities we have towards others.”
The Cape Cobras were proud brand ambassadors for the Nelson Mandela Foundation in 2014, wearing the famous 46664 on their chests and sleeves when they represented South Africa in the Champions League T20 in India.
Paul Adams, the Cape Cobras coach, said: “Mandela Day is not only a celebration of Madiba's birthday but also a commemoration of the values he represented. The Cape Cobras are happy to share more than 67 minutes with our communities. These communities form part of our fan base, who supports us so passionately.”
“The values of servant leadership, of caring, sharing and nation building were synonymous with Nelson Mandela, and we are proud to contribute to his legendary legacy in this way. Several of our international players will also be part of this outreach to encourage the community,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the WPCA.
WPCA and the Cape Cobras have championed and supported several causes benefiting the poor, needy and vulnerable in society in the past. They have supported charities like Reach for a Dream and St. Lukes Hospice and have donated 100 food buckets to Woodside Special Care in Rondebosch.
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