“Gale force winds can’t stop Supa Quick and the dash!”
This interschool Trolly Dash project was hosted by Wendy Uys and her teams from both Supa Quick branches. Algoa Rally Club invited Wendy to organise it within two weeks and with lots of hard work and running around The Supa Quick Trolley Dash was held at the Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday, 12 October 2013. The aim of the project was to increase awareness of the local schools and to promote a spirit of community between local businesses, schools and families in the area. Some of the children that participated had never been to Jeffreys Bay or the Fountains Mall, so this was a really great experience for them.
The event kicked off when all the children were marched surrounded by Supa Quick flags and led by Dancing girls to go and watch the Rally cars start. They were then marched back to our track and the highlight of the morning began. The Supa Quick Trolley Dash was marked out across the Mall’s car park. Approximately 400 children from local junior and high schools participated in the Supa Quick Trolley Dash and a number of local volunteers helped to keep the trolleys on track and ensure that the rules of the Great Trolley Dash were adhered to.
The main prize of R5 000, donated by a member of the RALLY CLUB for the school that entered the most teams, went to Graslaagte Secondary School, who had entered no less than 14 teams. Well done and thanks for your great support!
Other prize-winners were:
Grade 3: First place: Wild Cats from Stulting Secondary School
Grades 5 – 7: First place: u/13 Rugby team, Graslaagte Secondary School
Second place: Kruisfontein Secondary School
Third place: Graslaagte Secondary School Soccer team
Grades 8 – 12: First place: Nico Malan Minions , Nico Malan Senior School
Second place: Kwonomzamo Senior School Trolly 2
Third place: Kwonomzamo Senior School Trolly 1
Although the morning started off with a gale-force wind and threatening rain clouds coming in from the west, the programme commenced right on time and once the trolley races started the children got into the swing of things and appeared to enjoy the experience tremendously.
Entertainment and food were provided to keep supporters and teams well fed and in good spirits despite the unrelenting wind. Twizza supplied cool drinks to each and every person at the race. Well done Twizza.When the Jumping Castle took to the sky and landed on top of McDonalds, we knew for sure that they had chosen the right spot for our Wind Turbines!
Fortunately not everything was cancelled and the Gumboot Dancers and Dancing Girls did their best in spite of the strong wind.
We would like to thank all the schools that attended and made the Great Trolley Dash such a resounding success.
The funds that were raised will be allocated back to the schools via the lists that were submitted with their entry forms.
Wendy would like to make a special word of thanks to Adèl and the rest of the Supa Quick team and also a big thank you to all the sponsors who had contributed to the success of the event, as well as the voluntary helpers whose assistance was sincerely appreciated.