The Sables Trust in partnership with Kuva Local, a local e-commerce start-up and Autoworld Zimbabwe, the official Isuzu dealer in Zimbabwe, have launched a fundraising lottery to support the Sables in their quest to qualify for Rugby World Cup to be hosted by France in September next year.
The raffle which is expected to generate a lot of excitement from within and beyond the local rugby community is among the several exciting initiatives meant to drum up support for the Sables’ World Cup bib.
Participants in the raffle will have a chance to win a brand new Isuzu Single Cab Bakki and other exciting prizes.
Raffle tickets are priced at US$5 and are being sold at the Kuva Local offices at Chisi Walk Shopping Complex, Pick n Pay’s Borrowdale, Kamfinsa and Avondale branches, Autoworld Zimbabwe Showroom & the Kuva Local app.
The draw will be on May 25 with all proceeds to be channelled to the national rugby side’s fundraising body, the Sables Trust.
“The raffle is meant to raise funds for the Sables as well as rally support from fans, grow our brand visibility and build momentum for the huge task ahead which is to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023 to be hosted in France. The Sables Trust will also use a portion of funds raised for other programs where possible to give back to communities to help grow the game of rugby to all corners of Zimbabwe,” Sables team manager Jason Maritz said in an interview with ZimSportLive.
The Sables Trust, which was launched three years ago, is a welfare body set up to help Zimbabwe’s national side qualify for its first World Cup since 1991.
The trust has played a key role in identifying and securing top-class Zimbabwean players scattered across the globe, availing elite training programmes, sourcing sponsorship, warm-up matches, and strengthening ties with South Africa, amongst others.
Nedbank Zimbabwe, which has been the headline sponsor of the Sables since last year, recently unveiled a US$200 000 sponsorship package, which, will cater for the team’s preparations in the run-up to the qualifiers.
Nedbank Zimbabwe Limited is pleased to announce its partnership with the Sables Rugby Trust as the Official Financial Services Partner and Platinum Sponsor of the Zimbabwe National Men’s XV Rugby Team, @SablesRugbyZW for the second consecutive year.#Nedbank#rwc2023@ZimRugby pic.twitter.com/j3GBQd21gp
— Nedbank Zimbabwe (@NedbankZimbabwe) February 25, 2022
Zimbabwe will intensify preparations for the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup, which doubles as the final phase of the World Cup qualifiers by featuring in the Currie Cup First Division in South Africa, where they will compete as the Goshawks.
The Goshawks depart for South Africa on Saturday for a training camp in Cape Town ahead of their first match against Georgia on April 2.