how it started
Trevor,Louis,Hermann and myself had meeting with Elana Meyer, Kathleen Shuttleworth (Jag Foundation) and Songo Fipaza (Songo.info) with the iam of supporting and giving something to under priviledged young mountainbikers from disadvantaged backgroungs by using the Paarl Mtb as the vehicle for setting up connections , making riders aware of needs and giving information. Jag is a program that aims to lead kids and young adults to a healthy lifestyle trough running , cycling and some serious international sport stars are involved in this.
As we all know mountainbiking is a very expensive sport and we felt that Paarl Mtb and its members are well positioned to make serious contributions in supporting young riders to a healthy life away from gangs and other related activities that are claiming their futures and potensial. Songo heads up Songo.info sponsored by Specialized with Christopher Sauer and Burry Stander as the main awareness drive behind it (they ride the Epic as Team Sogo.info ) . Songo manages the BMX and Mountainbike programs in Kajamandi outside Stellenbosch. Songo has cleared with Christopher that he can use the name on Paarl Mtb site.
We hope that you as members of Paarl Mtb and will support this effort in any small or big way in making a diifirence in the lives of youngsters. In short the process we agreed to is : 1) Giving Songo.info the opportunity to advertise on our Website. 2) Setting the site up in such a way that we get notification of a need somewhere. 3) Channeling of support to Songo 4) Allow races and events to be advertized on the site but with the understanding that some race entries will be sponsored to Songo.info kids wanting to take part. 5) Design of a cycling shirt on which blocks can be auctioned off for company logos as a fundraiser for Songo.info.
Please check the websites of Jag Foundation and Song.info for more detailed information. THank You for your support and please comment on the site with ideas or anything network you have access to in support of this effort.
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Simply fill in the abovementioned form and Songo Fipaza will be notified by email. He will contact you directly to make arrangements. If you would prefer not to have your name on the donations register which will be made available on this web site please indicate above in the 'donation' field.