LEPHALALE — A fundraising golf event was held at Mogol Club’s golf course on Saturday 6 October for the Reinhardt Drewel Foundation SA (RDF SA), a Non-Profit Organisation. The event was remarkably well supported by the community.
Gert du Plessis, who acted as MC and auctioneer, welcomed all players, sponsors, guests and especially Landman, music artist from Pretoria, as well as Miss Grand South Africa, Melanie Wright.
The Reinhardt Drewel Foundation SA (RDF SA) was established in October 2015 in loving memory of Reinhardt Drewel from Lephalale, born on 18 October 2011.
The three-year-old Reinhardt drowned in his family’s back yard pool on 20 February 2015.
RDF SA, with founder and managing director Rina van Schalkwyk and directors Marie Drewel and Julia Ramatsoga, entered into Drowning Prevention Partnership and associated membership with Lifesaving South Africa since 2016 and also partner with 24 EMS (Pty) Ltd.
It targets National Drowning Prevention through dynamic and innovative National Drowning Prevention Awareness Campaigns, aiming to prevent all future accidental drowning fatality and also for non-fatal drowning disability in South Africa with the necessary support.
Rina said that it was a privilege to establish the RD-Foundation, which has also been welcomed internationally. According to her, research shows that a shocking 372 000 drownings occur annually.
Marie Drewel, the late Reinhardt’s mother, expressed her gratitude towards Rina and all the players and Julia said she believes that this important foundation will go from strength to strength.
Winners for the day in better ball format were as follows:
Nearest to the pin: Marius Benade on hole 8 and Pieter Schutte on hole 15. The longest drive was hit by Gert du Plessis.
Riaan Nel and AW Besseling were in first place, Hasie Haasbroek and Wayne Mulligan in second place and Gert du Plessis and his grandson Altin Horn (11 years old) were in third place.