Betway South Africa’s National Disability month celebrations concluded when the leading online sports betting and entertainment company partnered with Durban-based organisation, Disabled People South Africa (DPSA).
Following two successful partnerships with the KwaThema Disability Sports Club in Gauteng, and the Western Province Sport Association for the Physically Disabled (WPSAPD), earlier in the month, KwaZulu-Natal marked the final stop for Betway’s National Disability month efforts. During the event, Betway donated R30,000 worth of training and playing equipment to DPSA through its #BetwayCares monthly drive.
DPSA, who are affiliated to KwaZulu-Natal Athletics, was established in 1984 by people living with disabilities as a mass movement to represent disabled persons and to assist them in gaining access to economic and recreational opportunities.
The special handover ceremony was attended by the organisation’s officials, athletes and DPSA Chairperson, Thami Nkosi, who lauded Betway’s community upliftment efforts, saying that the brand has proven itself to be vested in identifying and meeting the needs of communities.
“It seldom happens that an organisation such as ours is approached by global brands such as Betway to offer assistance without expecting anything in return. Since our inception back in 1984, our goal has always been to assist people living with disabilities in gaining equal access to opportunities and Betway’s involvement will help us continue our work.
A lot still needs to be done and with the assistance of reputable and caring brands such as Betway, we are able to fast-track our efforts of affording people living with disabilities, an equal and fair chance in life,” said Nkosi.
In concluding the brand’s National Disability Month celebrations, Betway SA Marketing Manager, David Rachidi thanked all three organisations that opened their doors to partner with Betway throughout such a special month.
“The partnerships we have formed with various community-based organisations, clubs and athletes over the last two years continue to yield life-changing results in disadvantaged communities. We pride ourselves in continuing to make a difference in communities beyond National Disability month and remain committed to lending a helping hand to organisations that cater for the needs of persons living with disabilities,” said Rachidi.
Since 2018, Betway – through the #BetwayCares initiative – has had a positive impact on a number of Disability Sport Organisations including the South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled, Wheelchair Basketball South Africa, KwaThema Disability Sports Club, Western Province Sport Association for Physically Disabled, and Disabled People South Africa.