Bellville Athletics Club Fundraiser

Bellville Athletics Club hosted a successful event at the Barnyard Theater on Saturday, 1 September 2018. Here pictured is Andre Rix from Mitchell’s Plain who won the prize for the best spring outfit.

Photo by: Keagan Mitchell


Bellville Athletics Club will be over the moon following the success of their first fundraiser for the new track and field season (2018/2019) at The Barnyard Theatre (Willowbridge Shopping Centre), on Saturday, 1 September 2018.

The Barnyard Theatre, which showcases music shows, was packed by the maroon and navy-blue army supporters who enjoyed the musical Strictly No. 1’s.

The show that features Gift Gwe who was runner-up of the third edition of Idols South Africa (2005) will take you back to number one songs played on radio stations around the world during the past 60 years, including Kung Fu Fighting (Carl Douglas) and Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor Swift). 

The Club also awarded prizes of R1000 cash for best spring outfit and the person who sold the most tickets.  The winners of the prizes were Andre Rix and Chairmain Venter respectively. That was not all, Cato Swanepoel, the owner of CEM’S (Cato, Enya and Mira) sponsored Bellville Athletics Club with a beautiful biscuit hamper that was raffled on the night and won by Esbe Coetzee.  The hamper included different flavours of rusks and heart shaped cookies made with real butter and free-range eggs which was on a beautiful wooden board.

We have a unique product in the sense that we bake in volumes but in an old-fashioned way. All the products are developed by myself and baked by hand. We do not use any machines in production and therefor the product looks home and handmade. We only use the best ingredients, 100% butter, free range eggs and none of the products have added preservatives, therefor the quality,” said Cato

Andre who was the winner of the best spring outfit said he could have not asked for a better start to September.  “Spring was the reason behind my outfit. I thought for two weeks about what to wear. When I got dressed all what played on my mind was to wear the first prize.  At the end of the day all my efforts paid off and spring has differently sprung,” he said.

Andre, a member of Mitchell’s Plain Titans Athletics Club said the show was a bomb and one of the best that he has attended.  “The whole package was amazing:  from an amazing show to a well-planned event by Bellville Athletics Club,” he said.  

Treasurer of Bellville Athletics Club Chairmain Venter said the event was a huge success and credits everyone (Executive Members, Coaches and athletes) who played a role in it.

“We are happy about the outcome of our event as the Banyard was close to full capacity.  All the profit made will go towards improving what the Club can offer athletes:  the best Coaches, new implements, an upgraded gym and the most enthusiastic Management team,” she said.

Story by: Keagan Mitchell