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August 17, 2009

Cape Town Tourism and Dreamfields make soccer dreams come true

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Cape Town and its 2010 marketing team have opened their hearts to the Dreamfields Project, which supplies soccer equipment and facilities to underprivileged schools around the country.

As part of its Citizen Activation plan, the Cape Town Tourism 2010 marketing team will subsidise three school soccer teams in the broader Cape Town metropolitan region, providing each with a DreamBag – a full set of soccer kits. This is an important initiative in the build up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Since its launch in October 2007, the Dreamfields Project has distributed 726 DreamBags worth R6 000 each to children in rural and township schools across the country. Many of these children have never owned new boots or a football kit before. Each DreamBag contains balls, boots and kit for 15 children.

The Dreamfields Project has also built eight soccer fields with funds collected from all sorts of people – businessman Vhonani Mufamadi, for example, contributed R750 000 for his village in Venda, Limpopo. Other fields have been built in Gopane village, North West, Driekoppies village in Mpumalanga, Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal and the Soul City informal settlement near Krugersdorp.

Dreamfields, a Section 21 company, has been able to achieve this with the help of BHP Billiton, Old Mutual and its partner, the Department of Education.

For more information on the Dreamfields Project visit www.dreamfields.org.za, e-mail info@dreamfields.org.za or call +27 11 833 1050.

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