Dive for Charity this winter in South Africa

IMG_2075 (Medium) (2)Conrad Lamond PADI Instructor and owner of Aquamania, Mooivaal & Basslake Adventure are hosting an annual charity event called the Ice Breaker & Potjie Kos competition. The Sole purpose of this event is to try and raise non perishable food items & old clothing for less fortunate people in our area, while it’s a fun day for divers. Entries received this year so far is from areas of Pretoria, Alberton, Kroonstad & Vaal Triangle. We are very lucky that so many dive schools support this initiative.

After the huge success of last year’s Ice Breaker & Potjie Kos Competition, we will again be organising this ‘Dive for Charity’ event on the 7th July 2013 at Bass Lake. 2012 saw 53 divers from 7 different dive schools brave the rather cold water; we managed to collect over 600 items of non-perishable food, which along with the leftover food form all the potjies was distributed to a number of needy homes in the Vaal Triangle.

For the day itself we invite teams of max 6 people to enter the potjie kos competition, each team member pays a competition entry fee in the form of a non-perishable food item. Each team must have at least one diver completing a dive, if they don’t have a diver they can “buy” a diver with a 10liter bucket filled with non-perishable food. The excess food that is prepared for the potjie kos competition also needs to be donated to charity, that will be distributed on the day to less fortunate homes with the help of the staff at Mooi Vaal media. Divers then also enter lucky draws by completing a dive, supplying us with their dive info (for stats purposes).

A number of prizes were given out last year:IMG_2085 (Medium) (2)

3rd Place – Dive Buddies from Kroonstad

2nd Place – Team Secmec from Vereeniging

1st Place – Scoobadoo from Pretoria

Best Team Spirit – The HandiCAPABLES from Pretoria

We also had 13 lucky draw prizes.

IMG_2003 (Medium)We are working hard to make the 2013 event bigger and better than last year, and would like to ask if you would be interested in supporting us, by either entering a team or sponsoring some prizes (or both). Your company is invited to exhibit your products with strict terms & conditions. Please contact us if you are interested: [email protected].

We are planning to give goodie bags to the first 200 entries; your company is more than welcome to add to this goodie bag.

For more information regarding the event, and to see some photos of Ice Breaker 2012 please visit www.dive4C.co.za

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