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Preparation for JWWC 2011 has entered its final phase. A number of milestones were checked over the preceding 60 days since 7 September, the date of the last publication of JWWC Update.
The most significant and important milestone was confirmation of funding after a protracted battle to obtain the funding.
Let’s put it this way: JWWC 2011 was going to take place on a shoe string budget of R2m due to the many disappointments and the breach of promises across a wide spectrum of potential funders.
To stage the event a cash injection of between R5m (USD$7000) to R7.5m was needed. Through interventions from various stakeholders and interested parties an amount of R5m was obtained from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.
An application for a R7.5m grant was lodged by Softball South Africa in May 2010 and the allocation of R5m was confirmed in the first week of November 2011 (last week) The City of Cape Town – a formidable partner to JWWC – together with various sponsors like South African Breweries, Media 24, Peninsula Beverages and Pioneer Foods amongst others stepped up to the plate to fill the gaps outside of the R5m from the NLDTF.
We now have a functional Championship to attend to. All that remains is for softball clubs, members, friends, families and the rest of South Africa to play ball and attend this wonderful spectacle of what promise to be world class softball inside a world class facility.
On Sunday 13 November the JWWC Promotions team and 100 softball enthusiasts will tackle the 5km / 10km stretch in the annual Cape Times / Discovery Big Walk.
Sonke, our esteemed JWWC mascot will join the walkers in the 5km stretch from Newlands to Rhodes High School.
If you are interested in joining us—FREE sponsored entry, please submit name, preferred distance and T-Shirt to JWWC Update.
The finishing touches to the interior of the stadium structure are currently underway. On the outside the final construction phase of all the dugouts; the resurfacing of the grass areas on the playing fields and the compacting of the dirt (gravel) areas are receiving attention.
The installation of the Wi-Fi network; the CCTV configuration and the sound system will commence within the next seven days.
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A number of training games have been arranged by the various participating countries. These games will take place between the 28 November and 5 December. Countries can only play against national teams that are not in their competition group. It is confirmed that the USA arranged for a practice game with Japan.
The venue for these games will either be Turfhall or City Park. Each country is allowed one opportunity to play a practice game at Turfhall prior to the official start of the competition.
All the practice games are open to the public and no admission fee will be charged.—FREE. However strict access and security controls will be in place.
NO alcoholic beverages will be allowed at Turfhall or City Park by spectators before (practice games) and during the JWWC event.
Gatherings in the car park areas will be discouraged and thorough searches of baggage at the access points will be in operation for the duration of the tournament.
Anybody found consuming alcoholic beverages outside of the designated alcohol consumption areas will be politely escorted off the premises.
The Castle Lager Beer Garden where malt and spirits will be on sale, courtesy of South African Breweries, will be the only designated public space where alcohol can be consumed. The beer garden will be situated within sight of the “B” field. Music will be provided with your favourite drink from the resident DJ for the duration of the event.
Drug use in any format is strictly verboten and offenders will be jailed.
The stadium, playing fields, and other designated areas are SMOKE FREE ZONES in terms of the current anti-tobacco laws and regulations.
An exquisitely furnished and comfortable designated smoking area, courtesy of the British American Tobacco Company, will be in place next to the Castle Lager Beer Garden.
The intense, vigorous but fun training sessions of the volunteers will be underway by this weekend.
There are still opportunities for more volunteers. Should you be free to assist as a volunteer between the 4 and 18 December, please e-mail us at the address below or visit the website www.jwwc2011.co.za; download the form that can be obtained under the “Volunteer” heading and submit ASAP.
GHFM will do TWO live broadcast from JWWC, on the 8 and 15 December. Both broadcast shows will be the Nigel Pierce Show from 9am to 12noon. A radio campaign will be launched in mid November.
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