BLACK PANTHERS SYNCHRONIZED ICE SKATING TEAM
The Black Panther Ice-Skating Club (BPISC) Synchronized Team are currently the
South African Novice champions.
The team has competed with success nationally and internationally.
The BPISC have won the South African National Championships every year from 1994
to 2002 with the exception of 1997, when came second. We have also traveled to
Europe four times, thrice to France and once to London. In 1995, the team won
the Precision Skating Competition in France, competing against a number of
experienced European teams.
The Team being welcomed in France
by the staff of the SA Embassy, 2000.
For many years, the club did not have the funds to travel overseas, and lost
valuable experience. In 2000, they managed to travel to Europe to compete again,
but returned without any trophies - a clear indication that they need to keep up
with international standards by attending international competitions. As the
international opportunities for our country's sportsmen and women are
increasing, so the challenge to reach greater heights increases.
Our team consists of 24 skaters between the ages of eight and fourteen, a
professional coach, assistant coach and team manageress.
The costs of sending a group like this internationally are prohibitive as they
include all the airfares, accommodation and meals, team uniforms, and so on.
Especially as 70 percent of the team are from previously disadvantaged
communities, you can well imagine that these costs are beyond the means of the
club and the individual skaters.
YOUR BENEFITS AS A SPONSOR
Benefits of sponsorship to your company would include having your logo
prominently displayed both locally and at the international competition.
The club has a quarterly bulletin, which is sent to 500 people, and plans are in
place to develop a website. Your company would get exposure in both of these
media, as well as in any press release that are released to local and regional
The "Ice Station", Ice-Skating Rink, at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment
Centre, where our club trains, is surrounded by restaurants whose patrons have a
good view of training sessions. During the Sunday training sessions, half of the
ice rink is made available to the general public, thus offering further exposure
of sponsor's logo to a wide range of people.
But, of course, the major benefit would be knowing that you are part of an
amazing success story and helping Cape Town's youth strive for and achieve their
Please contact us to sponsor our worthy need!
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Ms W. Davids
0825653856/ (021) 7056620
0834127394/ (021) 5917366