Nelson Mandela Golf Day 2019

Jul 18, 2019 – As Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated for the 10th year, Optical Alliance, the Student board of the University of Johannesburg Optometry department and the SAOA hosted a Golf Day in order to give back to underprivileged kids in Johannesburg. By not only spending 67 minutes but a whole day in support of the kids of 3 children’s homes. 98 Kids were screened, the ones who needed were examined by twelve final years UJ Optometry students. The kids had popcorn, McDonalds, Cupcakes, sweets, etc and to get rid of all the energy, a jumping castle.

35 pairs of spectacles will be dispensed to the homes on Friday and Monday. A sixteen-year-old boy who fell through the cracks of screenings for many years, has been accommodated by Dr Christodoulou in Edenvale who only came for a round of golf. This is what made this day so special, one kid’s eyesight could possibly be saved. Roelize from ARC Personnel and Amanda from eOptics took the time to accumulate donations in order to give each child a special gift pack.

What an amazing day! This day was supported by Optical and non-Optical companies by the means of playing golf, sponsoring holes and prizes for the day. Thank you to all the sponsors and the gents and ladies who played golf to make this possible. A special thank you to the following people:

The children’s home parents, you are amazing people, thank you for honouring us and sharing your kids with us. Bradley and the team at Observatory Golf club for giving the premises at no charge, Conrad Jantjes for spending time with the kids, Gcobani Bobo for playing golf with the Super Sport team, all the 4balls and hole sponsors, the prizes that was sponsored, the special people who offered their day to play golf, McDonalds sponsored by Whitfield’s Property Management and Burger King burgers by SIMA Eyewear. 6000 breakfast pack donated by Vainon Shanon Willis from bhubesi nutrition will also be delivered in this week to the homes.

Cooper Vision for the three Optometrists to assist and the popcorn, Damar for all the frames, eOptics for the lenses and the UJ students, the Brien Holden Vision Institute volunteers and Standard Chartered, you guys were amazing! Thank you Thank you!

This day was not about Golf but about giving back to those less fortunate than us.

Thank you to all the hole and 4ball sponsors:
Cooper Vision; SDM, iWear House, Hoya, eOptics, Healthbridge, NuPay, Pictech Vision, Younger Optics, SBMedia, Eurotech, Eyesqaured Optics, Myoptics, Mr Thami Mkhuzangwe, Eyewear Partner, Stepper, Faizal Mohammed, DAMAR, Leah-Skye Malan, Vision and Eyesite.


Interview with Conrad Jantjes


Handing out the spectacles at St Nicolas and the Coach

Handing out the spectacles at Maria Kloppers and Saint Georges



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