Cape Town - Springbok legend Percy Montgomery has donated his victory cheque from the General Tire Lifesaving South Africa National Championship Celebrity Challenge to the SA Children’s Home in Gardens, Cape Town.
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Montgomery also presented the SA Children’s Home, one of the charity’s he supports, with a further cheque from the South African Rugby Legends Association.
Montgomery’s father was resident at the Children’s Home from 1956 to 1961.
Montgomery enjoyed an afternoon visiting the home and encouraged the children to dream big and to know that they could achieve anything if they worked hard enough and never stopped believing in their dreams.
‘If I could make it and realize my dream, then all of you can make it,’ he told the children. ‘Always have hope and always be grateful to those who give of their time for you and to those who care about you. And care about yourself. Never give up because someone else may tell you it is not possible.’
Montgomery’s all-round ability on sand and in the surf triumphed against television personalities Siv Ngesi and Ewan Strydom (Expresso Show) and Team South Africa Paralympian Achmat Hassiem.
Montgomery officially took first place after placing first in the Flags, second in the Beach Sprint and third in the Surf Swim.
Montgomery, 43, is the first Springbok to play 100 Tests, won the 2007 Rugby World Cup and is the record points scorer in Springbok history.