Mission 27: Ute Force Heads To Mabopane
Soccer teams from 6 local schools were treated to a full days worth of soccer at the Sun Valley Primary school in Mabopane this week.
Chevrolet Ute Force delivered soccer kit to the six (6) disadvantaged schools in the Northern part of Tshwane. The Department of Basic Education has been a large part of the soccer development over the last three (3) years that Chevrolet has sponsored soccer leagues across all nine (9) provinces. Tim Hendon, Chevrolet Brand Manager said of the relationship: “It’s only with the participation of local government bodies that we can hope to achieve integration throughout all the privinces.”
Each school in attendance not only received a full set of soccer kit but also received One World Futbols, the nearly indestructible and ultra-durable soccer balls in their training pack.
John Perlman, CEO and founder of Dreamfields said “You can only bring your dreams closer if you work at it, each day, every day. And you can only grow football dreams if you play all the time. That is why the One World Futbol truly is a miracle ball; the children we work with at Dreamfields simply don’t want to stop playing. And thanks to Chevrolet they now have a football that is as strong and durable as their dreams will need to be.”
Hendon added that the One World Futbol hand-over was part of a one and a half million-ball sponsorship made by global Chevrolet into disadvantaged communities across the world.
Each team wore their new kit in the Dream league games that were played through out the afternoon. Amongst the kit that the participating schools received were socks, shoes, shorts and shirts.
To date the Chevrolet Ute Force project has impacted more than 130 schools since 2013. In addition Chevrolet South Africa has distributed more than 60 000 One World Futbols in needy communities across South Africa as part of the global Chevrolet One World Play Project.