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MANY THANKS to ALL who contributed to Cricket@Kgalagadi

Unread postby SANParks » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:18 am

Dear forumites,

Below is a list of contributions made towards the Cricket event.

If we have forgotten some, please feel free to add. :)

Vote of Thanks – Cricket@Kgalagadi 2013

1. KTP and the Arid Region for their support.

2. The Kgalagadi Cricket Committee for the endless hours spent in preparation – while sacrificing time with their families to make a success of the event.

3. Dupel Erasmus and Jan Kriel for handling all logistics on the ground:

a. Accommodation Allocations
b. All venues
c. Cricket field
d. Sourcing of catering
e. Sponsorships
f. Entertainment
g. PR & Media liaisons
h. Marketing
i. Branding of posters, flyers, wine and water bottles.[/list]

4. The SANParks staff who are attended.

5. All forum members, some who have traveled from as far as Switzerland, Australia and Qater to be at the cricket.

a. MGoddard - Doha, Qater
b. Anne-marie – Switzerland
c. Jeand - Sydney, Australia

6. The planning members:

a. Ecojunkie
b. Baffers
c. DinkyBird
d. PetraJ
e. Scipio
f. Kgalagadi Guru
g. Mgoddard
h. Scouter
i. Gerharddb
j. Hugh

k. PetraJ for co-ordinating the forum numbers and required info
l. Hugh (Elizabeth) for the Silent Auction and a general thanks to the donors
m. Gill Glass - for the name tags (making and donating)

7. VUSWA – For sponsoring the computer centre at Welkom primary school worth about R400 000,00.
8. UNITRANS – Sponsoring the T-shirts and the “Unite against Poaching” badges.
9. Orange River Cellars – Sponsoring 90% of all the wines for the event.
10. Mias Angling & Scuba – All the branded water and the trophies and auction stuff.
11. Nampak for the waste bins - 96 waste bins
12. Gerhardb for transporting waste bins and the decoration draping for the event – from J-burg to KTP.
13. Volksblad – Running the event in the media / news papers.
14. Riverside Radio Station: 50 airtime slots on the radio running for 10 days – 5 ads per day.
15. Amarula – Presents and the drinks.
16. Griquas Cricket Board:
a. Come and do the cricket clinic for the teams & school kids.
b. All the equipment for the KTP team.
c. For contributing towards the wellbeing of the kids in the local communities through the game of cricket.
17. S.A. Cricket – for showing interest in the rural communities of the Kgalagadi and allowing Griquas to attend.
18. KFC Mini Cricket – For hosting mini cricket on the event.
19. L & B Transport (Jaco, Denise, Dillion etc):
a. For making sure that the cricket bat got signed by the Protea team and making a display case.
b. Transporting goodies from JHB to Upington for the event.
c. Bat, shirts and caps for the online auction.
20. Bronwyne Glass – for the logo of the cricket event.
21. Gill & Russ Glass – Assistance, goodies and the wines which was branded for the event.
22. Friends of the Kalahari (GavinW) – support, donation for the jumping castle.
23. Kgalagadi Lodge – Water for the event.
24. ICE 24 – Ice for the event.
25. Vital Ditributors Solution – Transport of water from JHB to Bloemfontein.
26. Oppidraai slaghuis – Donating R 500,00.
27. Basil – Donating R 500,00.
28. SANParks Corporate Social Investment with the leadership of Elizabeth Mhlongo: General Manager - sponsorship of cricket shirts and hats. Informative and inspiring speech by Ishmael Makwaeba.
29. All who contributed to the auction.
30. Cricket captains:
a. Petra
b. Andre
c. Dalene
d. PJ
e. Rudi
f. Pietertjie

31. Cricket umpires:
a. Andre
b. Richard
c. Roy
d. Hermanus
e. Gerhard
f. Jannie

32. Cricket MC:
a. Rey Thakuli

33. The members who have attended every event – this being their 7th cricket event.

a. Baffers (Andre)
b. DinkyBird and Hawk (Dalene and Neil)

34. Moderators:
a. DinkyBird
b. Matthys
c. Jazil
d. JenB
e. Saraf
f. Dotty
g. Elsa

36. Assistant Moderators:
a. Lion Queen
b. Hilda
c. RosemaryH
d. Roaneric

38. Head Office Task Team for coordinating all cricket events throughout the years, covering all catering expenses and video streaming & blogging the event online. The team is lead by:

a. Reynold Thakuli (General Manager: Media, PR & Events)
b. Itshekeng Mokone (Manager: PR)
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Unread postby JenB » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:35 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you too for all the mites who could not attend but supported this event from far off.
It's great to be part of such a wonderful community and family. :D
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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:28 pm

My sincere thanks to everyone who helped in any way make this a success! :clap: :clap:
You are all stars! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:28 pm

SANParks wrote:Dear forumites,

Below is a list of contributions made towards the Cricket event. :)

Vote of Thanks – Cricket@Kgalagadi 2013


:hands: To all of you :thanx: and Well Done :great: :great:
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Unread postby bert » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:35 pm

:clap:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:37 pm

Thanks to JenB for reporting back what we sent to her and adding the few pics we could send through, and keeping in touch with us at KTP, and getting those webcam pics to the forums :clap: Thanks too to all that helped load the webcam pics :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:49 pm

:hands: to each and everyone of you :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:19 pm

To Nedret - always the one to thank everyone, we must thank you too for ALL you do and did, to make this event a success. :gflower: :gflower:

I do not think there is a single forum member or person who attended the event who has not come away loving Nedret.
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Unread postby SANParks » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:59 pm

And I love you all!

The most precious nature conservation forum community ever!
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Unread postby lion queen » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:51 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:09 pm

Truly a great event and a huge thanks to all who had anything to do with it.......from forum members on the sidelines, to organisers and sponsors, players, managers........etc, etc....... :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

It is a privilege to be able to say 'I was there'.
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:33 am

ecojunkie wrote:Truly a great event and a huge thanks to all who had anything to do with it.......from forum members on the sidelines, to organisers and sponsors, players, managers........etc, etc....... :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

It is a privilege to be able to say 'I was there'.


I concur with those sentiments. This was a function with heart. It is difficult to explain what it meant. Maybe just because it was not just about ourselves. It was a celebration of community.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:16 am

Meandering Mouse wrote: It was a celebration of community.
It certainly was. We were all 'one' at this event. One with SANParks, one with the forum members, one with the community. The spirit over all three days was amazing. I believe this past event has changed the face of Cricket events for the future.
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Unread postby granjan » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:01 am

It was a fantastic weekend and a real pleasure to meet so many lovely 'mites.
:congrats: to all who helped organise the event.
For us, the best part was watching the children and local people enjoying themselves with such enthusiasm. Not a stiff upper lip in sight! :wink:
Wonderful! :clap: :clap: :clap:


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