Tru-Cape partners with Weekend Warrior to boost funds for local school
The Tru-Cape MTB held in Grabouw to benefit Grabouw High School has become a two-day stage race on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday May 12 that now also includes a trail run on Saturday. The venue remains the Grabouw Country Club.
Tru-Cape’s Marketing Director Conrad Fick is a Grabouw resident and has been involved in funding this event since day one.
“You can still ride as a day rider if you wish to either on the Saturday or Sunday. And, for day riders, you can sleep-in and feel fully ready to tackle an afternoon starting gun. There will also be a trail run on the Saturday morning. Enter early as this will sell-out quickly.” says Fick.
Tru-Cape is the largest marketer of South African apples and pears many of which are grown in the fertile Elgin/Grabouw/Villiersdorp and Vyeboom valleys which act as a feeder for Grabouw High School. “You will hardly find someone at Grabouw High School who is not positively impacted in some way by the fruit industry”, he says adding, “Tru-Cape is proud to announce that because of our sponsorship proceeds can go to Grabouw High School.”
Weekend Warrior Grabouw is sponsored by Tru-Cape and the weekend pass entry includes one of 400 Red Cherry Adventures three-person tents in the race village. Entry is R650.00 for adults and R300.00 for children under 14. There is also a ticket option for those who want to make their own accommodation bookings.
According to Fick, the school has done some fantastic work with the money raised in the past, from making rugby fields to refurbishing older classrooms. Headmaster Herholdt Bezuidenhout has some amazing plans to use the funds raised to increase the quality of learning at Grabouw High School. Young successful riders will receive a certificate for their school.
The event organisers explain that it will be more than just the ride or run. “We are building our entire race village with allocated camping sites, a chill zone, live music, hot showers, flush toilets and plenty of food options. And to ensure they cater for all – there’s a trail run on Saturday morning too”, they say on their website.