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songo.info Celebrates 10 Year Milestone

21 Feb 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Seamus Allardice

songo.info is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2018, on the 6th of March at Dornier Wine Estate. From its humble beginnings of providing a safe space for children to play on bikes after school, it has grown into a sport and academic support programme focused on creating a long term positive impact on the children in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch.

A decade of building brighter futures for the children is something special to be celebrated and to commemorate the occasion songo.info will be hosting an evening to celebrate all its supporters, contributors and friends. Dornier Wine Estate                                                 

The songo.info tenth anniversary celebrations will take place on Tuesday the 6th of March at the spectacular Dornier Wine Estate. Photo by Dornier Wines. 

The event – which takes place at the Dornier Wine Estate on the 6th of March – promises to be an unforgettable evening. Canapés and award winning wines will be served on the beautiful Dornier lawns, surrounded by the magnificent peaks of the Stellenbosch Mountains. The gin bar and Stellenbrau beer on tap will be sure to set the mood along with a live performance from Stellenbosch’s singer/songwriter sensation, Gerald Clark.  Clark is best known for his soulful blues, has released five studio albums and has been nominated for a SAMA and an MTV Europe Animation Award.

 Gerald Clark

Stellenbosch’s own Gerald Clark, an internationally acclaimed blues singer/songwriter, will be performing at the songo.info anniversary celebrations. Photo by Henry Engelbrecht

The evening’s celebrations will include an exciting live and silent auction of a number of special and unique items kindly donated by supporters of songo.info. These items include works of art by local artists, boutique/exclusive wines, sculptures, a variety of signed cycling jerseys, vouchers for weekends away, event entries and other exclusive experiences.

The songo.info commemorative 10 year anniversary cycling kit will also be revealed. The kit will make its official racing debut at the songo.info Champions Race on the 14th of March and four days later, at the start of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic, it will be worn by the riders of Team Investec-songo-Specialized.

The annual Champions Race is a great source of pride for songo.info and is supported by many top class athletes enthusiastically lining up for what has become the traditional leg-loosener for the Cape Epic. It exhibits world-class talent racing through the streets of Kayamandi and attracts supporters from all communities in the area.

In addition, the custom painted songo.info Specialized S-Works Epic mountain bikes, to be ridden by Jaroslav Kulhavý and Annika Langvad at the 2018 Cape Epic, will be revealed. Thanks to the generosity of Specialized Bicycles, these bikes will go on auction on the 26th of March to raise funds for songo.info.

Educational support                                                 

For 10 years songo.info have been providing the children of Kayamandi with a safe place to ride their bikes and in recent years, as the charity has grown, educational support too. Photo by Etienne van Rensburg.

Sustainability is key to the success of any charity organisation. It is with this in mind that songo.info welcomes all its supporters and friends to join the celebration and support the exciting fundraising initiatives to allow the organization to continue to build on its legacy for future generations.

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The songo.info clubhouse and BMX track. Photo by Photo by Etienne van Rensburg.

 

The event gets underway at 18:00 on Tuesday the 6th and tickets are available online, for R250, at www.quicket.co.za. For more information on songo.info and the ten year anniversary celebrations please visit www.songo.info

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