Kouga bowls bonanza

Con Groenewald
THE Kouga Nomads bowls club based, in Jeffreys Bay, are proud to have been selected by Nomad bowls SA to host the 31st Nomad men’s national tournament in August.
This tournament will create an influx of more that 150 bowlers and 50 wags from all corners of the country.
Nomads are no ordinary bowlers. They are bowlers who play their sport on a monthly basis to raise funds to help needy causes, and the national tournament is a bonus to these bowlers who have given so generously during the year.
Most of these bowlers will most probably have saved for a year to be able to attend the tournament and therefore it is beholden on us as the host club, and the Kouga community in general, to ensure that the visitors enjoy their stay in our lovely coastal paradise to the full, and will want to return after the tournament is over.
To achieve this the host club will have to bear the brunt of the financial costs and we will need the financial support of local business, the community, and the municipality, by way of sponsorships, donations both in cash and in kind.
Black and White whiskey is the title sponsor.
Organisers are hoping to secure a sizeable sponsorship for a session of play with sole advertising rights shared with their main sponsor, or even bigger sponsorship for a whole day’s play with sole advertising rights shared with the main sponsor.
Smaller sponsorships of meals , liquid refreshments, small promotional items for the bowlers , items for raffles and prizes, special accommodation rates, and reduced restaurant charges for refreshments are also available.
All sponsorships received will be acknowledged on the sponsors’ Roll of Honour applicable to the tournament.
Local members will shortly begin canvassing for sponsorships and they are appealing to each and everyone to open their hearts, and purses, for the sake of charity.
The tournament will run from Saturday August 3 until Thursday August 8, with participants arriving on Friday. Shared accommodation in 100 rooms will be required in Jeffreys Bay for the week.
Transport to and from PE airport with a maximum of 20 passengers on each trip will also be required.
The tournament headquarters will be the Jeffreys Bay Bowling Club with any overflow of bowlers playing at Humansdorp Bowling Club.
Transport may also be required during the course of the tournament to and from the various venues to their place of residence throughout the day.
Luxury day bus tours for supporters to possibly Addo, Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth and the Kouga are also in the pipeline.
Stand-up after-dinner entertainment will be required.
The numbers of bowlers and supporters indicated are an estimate based on the entrants for the last two national tournaments. The final numbers will only be available in April.
The budget for the tournament needs to be finalised by the end of June to enable presentation of costs to Nomads SA Executive, indicating the costs that the prospective bowlers can expect to incur.
Organisers will be working very closely with the Tourism Board, particularly with regard to accommodation and transportation, but they are appealing to any service provider or sponsor, not allied to the Board, who wishes to be considered for any service or sponsorship whatsoever, to make contact with them.
For more info contact the KNBC via e-mail on beachbums2@mtnloaded.co.za or call 083-747- 4715.

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