Schoeman dives in to support Gary Player Invitational

2015-11-13 07:27
Roland Schoeman (AFP)

Sun City - Olympic swimming gold medallist, Roland Schoeman, has joined a strong line-up of sports stars, professional golfers, celebrities and business leaders in this week's Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at The Lost City Golf Club.

Schoeman will make his third appearance in global golf's most prestigious charity series after also playing in 2006 and 2008, and said he was delighted to be supporting Player in his ongoing drive to raise funds for underprivileged children in South Africa.

"Gary is an absolute ambassador for this country and we need more role models like him," said Schoeman.

"There are too many people who bicker and moan about the state of affairs but who aren't willing to make an active change in this country. We need people that are investing time, money and energy here. We need an event like this golf tournament that is helping out charities. We need to help the youth of this country, otherwise we're looking at a dismal state of affairs."

The 10-time world record holder and three-time Olympic medallist forms part of a fantastic list of sports stars supporting the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, which will be played from November 13-15.

Graeme Smith, South Africa's most successful cricket captain, fellow cricketer Mark Boucher and former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena are also in the field for the tournament.

They join professionals Player, his son Wayne Player, French stars Jean van de Velde and Thomas Levet, South Africa's Richard Sterne, and Ladies European Tour players Emma Cabrera-Bello, Carly Booth and Danielle Montgomery.

Read more on:    roland schoeman  |  gary player  |  golf


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.