“The South African Sport and Arts Hall of Fame is a passion that I have carried for years and we have now created opportunities for all of you to join us as we build our nation and celebrate success,” says Botha.
In early October, SASAHOF launched the interactive Hall Of Fame exhibition and announced the iconic Soccer City precinct as its new permanent home – a living enshrinement of South Africa’s arts- and sporting heroes.
This won’t be “any showcase or monument”. It’ll be an experience which every South African will be proud of and look forward to visiting and sharing with their families and friends - blending past memorabilia, pictures and relics with the very latest interactive technology to completely immerse the senses in the Sport- and Arts riches that our country and nation have on offer.
SASAHOF aims to create a lasting legacy to great South Africans, to honour individuals in Sport and Art who have made outstanding contributions; to educate the public regarding the origin, development and growth of Sport and the Arts as a major part of South African culture; to promote the positive values of sport and the arts on society; to preserve sport and art historical documents and artifacts and to inspire the next generation to Sport- and Art greatness.
The South African Sport and Arts Hall of Fame (SASAHOF) will host its first ever Golf Challenge, sponsored by CIPLA, from 3 to 4 November. This exciting and prestigious event will take place on the magnificent Jack Nicklaus Signature Serengeti Golf Course in Johannesburg. The golf course was opened in June 2009 by renowned golfer and course designer, Jack Nicklaus. It forms part of an elite group of 300 courses worldwide that carry the Nicklaus name and is Gauteng’s first 27-hole Signature Course.
SASAHOF has invited previous South African sports and arts ambassadors to select teams to play in this event. These ambassadors have in turn invited other players to join their team.
A total of 144 celebrity golfers will compete in this fun challenge. Celebrity players will include the likes of Naas Botha, Victor Matfield, Roland Schoeman, Schalk Burger, Ryk Neethling, Brian Mitchell, Mark Williams, Marc Boucher, Lucas Radebe, Baby Jake and many others.Jacaranda 94.2
, in its capacity as official radio partner, will be broadcasting live from the event – moving an audience in excess of 2.3-million across Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West to support a truly momentous initiative.
“It’s no secret that Jacaranda 94.2
and its audiences are absolutely passionate about Sport and Arts in South Africa. Not only is it a natural match for us to join forces with SASAHOF and CIPLA on this initiative, but also an immense privilege to be involved in something that marks a defining moment for South African Sport and Arts – both past and present”, says Kevin Fine, station manager at Jacaranda 94.2
. “And we won’t just tell South Africa,,, or Africa… We’ll tell the world.”
In becoming part of Sport- and Arts history, members of the public are strongly encouraged to join the fun-filled 2 days and to come and watch their sporting heroes play. Tickets can be purchased online and will be available on SASAHOF’s web page, www.sasahof.co.za
Tickets cost R50 each for all ages. Children under 5 may attend for free.