This past weekend saw the 4th annual Stor-Age Old Boys Tens (OBX) sports tournament as a huge success. The competition included 25 teams, representing the old boy associations of prestigious local schools, battled it out to be crowned champions.
Held at the Stor-Age Pirate’s Rugby club, OBX17 teamed up with Stor-Age, South Africa’s leading self storage brand, to host an event that was bigger and better than ever before. After a tough two days, the Middelburg Old Boys rugby team took home the Cup for the third year. The tournament also included a netball division where the Meyersdal Scorpions won the title.
Funds raised for Education Endowment Fund
The competing teams, combined with the support of the 4,000 spectators over the two days, raised approximately R300,000. These for the Education Endowment Fund. These funds will go towards bursars and education nominated by the winning teams in their respective divisions. These teams being Middelburg, Michaelhouse, Stirling, Parktown Boys, Hilton College and Queens College.
The Education Endowment Fund, established in 2011, purposes to raise funds to distribute to children in need by providing bursaries and assistance in non-profit educational programmes in disadvantaged communities throughout South Africa.
Chris Oosthuizen, Head of Sales, Marketing and Product for Stor-Age, the title sponsor for OBX, comments; “Experiencing such enthusiastic participation from both players and spectators for such an incredible initiative is exactly why we put our name alongside a sporting event such as the OBX. The event was a great success – both in terms of sporting entertainment and making a difference”.
The OBX aspires to become a legacy event that brings communities together to boost self-empowerment through education. The tournament proved to be more than just a sporting spectacle, but a vehicle to make a difference.