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SPORTS FESTIVAL BIG SUCCESS

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05 October 2012

SPORTS FESTIVAL BIG SUCCESS

The Mossel Bay Sports Festival, which was held at the end of September, was a big success and achieved its goal. More than 2 000 sportsmen and sportswomen from across the country, as well as Kenyan marathon athletes, participated in the 27 different sports events during the festival.
 “The purpose of the festival, which was initiated and co-ordinated by the Mossel Bay Municipality, was to stimulate the local economy as well as to encourage a healthy  lifestyle.
 “We estimate that approximately 20 000 people in total attended the various events,” said the Executive Mayor, Alderlady Marie Ferreira.
 “The street party, which was held in  Marsh Street,  to create a festive atmosphere was also a great success.   A section of the street was closed for the street party  to create a focal point for the festival and many stall owners expressed their satisfaction with the business they did.
 “A total of 442 people also participated in the fun walk that was organised as part of the festival. 
 “Our aim is to establish Mossel Bay as the sports capital  of the Southern Cape and we took a huge step in this direction. 
 “We are very grateful towards the various sports bodies or codes which made a gigantic contributions by organising the individual events. We could also save thousands of rands because municipal officials in stead of event co-ordinators organised the festival in addition to their normal responsibilities,” she said.
 Alderlady Ferreira said she also wanted to thank all the sponsors who supported the various events.
 “It is not possible to tackle a project of such an extent without sponsors but I would like to single out PetroSA, the Garden Route Casino Trust, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Mossel Bay Tourism, the Mossel Bay Advertiser and the Mossel Bay Home Ads News.
 “The prize money sponsored by PetroSA for the marathon alone amounted to R495 000.
 “The Garden Route Casino Trust contributed R80 000 towards inter alia the prize money for the touchies, as well as a partial sponsorship of the festival programme.
 Mossel Bay Tourism contributed R10 000 to the design and printing of the festival programme.
 The Mossel Bay Advertiser and the Mossel Bay Home Ads News made a huge contribution by marketing the festival for free.
 The Festival was opened officially by the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer. The Minister, a cycling enthusiast, also participated in the cycling race that was held in the Santos caravan park on 29 September 2012.