Cape Town - The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
and the Cape Wheel are proud to announce the launch of the ‘Turn for Good’
fundraising project where the Cape Wheel will be donating R5 from every Cape
Wheel ticket purchase starting from February 18 for an entire year.
The official launch was hosted at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on
Thursday and kicked off with a warm welcome from Executive Mayor
Patricia de Lille.
Guests were given the opportunity to experience the
famous Cape Wheel which boasts a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Cape
Town from the iconic V&A Waterfront.
Attendees on the night included
Laureus ambassadors Graeme Smith, Elana Meyer and Laureus SA chairperson Morné du
Plessis as well as other celebs including Jade Hubner, Guy McDonald and
designer Errol Arendz.
Funds raised through the ‘Turn for Good’ project will be used to support
various projects funded by the Sport for Good Foundation. The Foundation
currently supports and funds 15 projects across South Africa using sport as a
means to combat some of the world’s toughest social challenges facing young
people today, such as; HIV/AIDS, discrimination, social exclusion, lack of
education, and health problems such as obesity.
“We are extremely proud to be in partnership with the Cape Wheel and
would like to thank them for their support through this amazing ‘Turn for Good’
initiative. The money that will be raised through this project will go a long
way in assisting the Foundation to continue its quest to uplift the South
African youth and provide them with the necessary tools and motivation to lead
a successful life. Part of the Laureus ethos is to associate ourselves with
people and brands that project positivity and believe in our cause. We look
forward to a great and continued relationship with the Cape Wheel team”
explains Morné du Plessis, chairperson of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in
The state-of-the-art Cape Wheel
was designed and developed by Ronald Bussink and opened June 2010. Since then
Bussink has developed other world famous giant observation wheels around the
world including Australia, the United States and Germany.
Since its inception Laureus has raised over €85 million to improve the
lives of millions of young people and has supported more than 150 community
sports projects in 35 countries. The funds raised through the Turn for Good
project will help the Foundation continue its quest to uplift South African
The Cape Wheel is open from 10:00 to late from Monday to Sunday.
Cape Wheel price details:
(16 years) R100
(4-15 years) R50
4 years free of charge
(2 adults 2 children) R270
(60 years) R60
For social media updates follow @Laureus_sa and @CapeWheel and keeping
the conversation going using #Turnforgood