The Central Gauteng Blind Cricket team received a significant boost from a group of boys who work hard to provide sporting kit to teams in need.
Johannesburg, South Africa – Brothers, Somaan Khan and Aazan Khan, Ross Garrett and Michael Adamson have teamed up to make a difference in underprivileged communities. They set up Play It Forward Jozi, to make a difference in South Africa.
The four boys decided to collect old and second-hand sporting equipment that can be sent to underprivileged children, schools and sporting clubs. They started collecting takkies and sports shoes, racquets, bats, hockey sticks, golf clubs, gloves and balls. The selfless boys set up a collection point at their school, and it was a massive success.
The boys have touched the lives of hundreds of underprivileged kids and teens over the short period they have been collecting sporting goods. Most recently they made a substantial donation to the Central Gauteng Blind Cricket Team. Alison Garrett, mom to Ross, sent us a lovely email about their latest contribution. She expressed her sheer admiration for the team, calling them the most determined people the boys have ever met.
“Isaac, Michael and the rest of the Central Gauteng Blind Cricket Team are the most incredible bunch of determined people we have met in a long time. They approached us for kit a little while ago as they don’t get much sponsorship and our visit to them yesterday at the Benoni City Stadium was truly inspiring.
We can all moan and groan about problems in our lives and then you meet people like this, some completely blind others only partially, but they’re out on the pitch playing cricket, being part of team and truly encouraging each other all the time. What a wake up call it was! Especially to our boys who are all budding cricketers themselves.”
The team were deeply thankful for the generous donation and thanked the Play It Forward team in the best way.
“It was such an emotional day for us, they all welcomed us with open arms, explained the rules of blind cricket (which are quite different to the game of cricket that we all know), sang to us when we gave them the bags of kit, showed true sportsmanship to the opposition and at the same time put on such a great game of cricket, we enjoyed every minute of it.”
Take a look at the inspiring team receiving their kits below.