Atterbury and USN reward excellence

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Atterbury and USN have just announced that the two companies are jointly donating R500 000 to Olympic medal winners.

Atterbury and USN reward excellence - 11 August 2021

The Atterbury Trust is also launching Spansaam, a crowdfunding project to reward the medal winners. Other organisations and individuals are invited to contribute to the fund. The aim is to reach the target amount of R1 300 000 within a week.

The fund intends to pay out R500 000 for a gold medal and R250 000 per silver medal and a fixed amount for the coaches of medal winners. If the target amount is exceeded, the surplus will remain in a trust account to supplement the government shortfall, whether on the sports, cultural or community front.

SASCOC’s president, Barry Hendricks, announced over the weekend that no financial compensation is available for South Africa’s only two medal winners in the recent Olympic Games in Japan, swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker and surfer Bianca Buitendag. This statement has since been repudiated and SASCOC said that negotiations about compensation are still in process.

Atterbury and USN are two iconic companies whose roots lie deep in South Africa. “Atterbury strives for excellence in everything we do,” said Armond Boshoff, Atterbury’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “We associate ourselves with the best in the industry. We develop leading commercial real estate projects for top class tenants and manage a portfolio of select buildings. We are proud of Tatjana and Bianca and believe that excellence should be rewarded.” Giving back to the community has also been synonymous with the Atterbury brand for many years.

Albé Geldenhuys, founder and CEO of USN, explains why they immediately opened their wallets: “USN was established in South Africa 21 years ago. We love South Africa very much, and there is so much talent and potential in our country. We have respect for the perseverance of athletes who have continued to train throughout the Covid Pandemic to give their best in Tokyo. These medal winners are an inspiration to young athletes and must be retained for South Africa.” USN contributes to the promotion of sports among the underprivileged and sports scholarships for talented young people.

Spansaam officially kicked off on Wednesday morning, 11 August on Die GROOT Ontbyt on kykNET when Armond Boshoff, Albé Geldenhuys and Tatjana Schoenmaker were in the studio to give more information about the inspiration behind Spansaam.


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