Softball Dreams for the love of the Sport
- By: Lynnette Kilian
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/softball-dreams
Please help Justin to play softball in the Netherlands. He is a 16 year old boy with an amazing drive, ambition and love for sports.
In 2016, he was injured during a rugby match and was paralyzed for 18 hours due to severe swelling around his spinal cord. He was a grade 8 student at the time but he never gave up on sport. In 2017, he started playing softball and was chosen to participate in under 15 provincial team for Tshwane schools. In 2018, he was chosen again for the Tshwane schools provincial team for the under 19's. For a 16 year old boy this was a big achievement. At the end of the softball tournament, the South African Schools Softball Federation announced the All Stars team. A team that is compiled out of all the best players from different provinces to represent South Africa in the Netherlands in October 2019. Justin was selected as one of the team members!
The tour costing structure provided to us is as follows
Base tour price: R36 090
Matches and Training
Kit (match clothing)
Airport tax: R5500
Travel insurance: R408
Unfortunately softball is not subsidized in any way and must be self funded. He is excited to participate in the Netherlands but unfortunately with this opportunity comes a big financial burden. We rise by lifting others. So if you want to lift yourself up,lift someone else up first.
- Jan 05, 2019 - R 50.75
- "Good luck!" - Anonymous