MyPlayers teamed up with NBA Africa and Puma South Africa as ExecuJet hosted an exciting sports day for 50 children from communities in Johannesburg.
For Nelson Mandela Day on Tuesday, ExecuJet hosted a fun day out for 50 kids from their immediate communities with some sport stars. Playing basketball on the apron where fancy jets usually park, the kids were entertained by their heroes and enjoyed lunch and selfies. Now that’s a special kind of 67 minutes!
Ben Motshwari from BidVest Wits, who grew up in the same communities, was in attendance, as well as coaches from NBA Africa – Basketball Without Borders. Representing MyPlayers was Lions duo Howard Mnisi and Julian Redelinghuys.
MyPlayers benefit partner PUMA South Africa agreed to donate 100 meal packs, which their staff put together. Each of these packs could feed up to six people. PUMA South Africa Rugby Sponsorship Manager Gys van Zyl arrived to drop off the meal packs and also spent some time with the kids.
Howard Mnisi said it was an exciting experience for the kids and sports stars.
“Nelson Mandela Day is an important day for all South Africans as we’re motivated to play our role in bettering the lives for all in our amazing country. I was very excited to be apart of this amazing day as I enjoy inspiring the youth and I love basketball!” said Mnisi.
“It was wonderful to see all the brands come together to create this fun day… seeing the kids have fun on the airstrip among the jets was very cool.”