Kensington NGO Honoured with Civic Award for a Decade of Community Upliftment

Play Sport4Life (PS4L), a Kensington-based non-profit organization, has been honoured today with the prestigious Civic Honour Award for its decade-long commitment to uplifting disadvantaged communities in Cape Town through sports.

PS4L CEO and founder, Miles October, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, acknowledging the hard work put in over the past 10 years. 

“It means a lot to us,” Mr October said. “We have put in 10 years of hard work into this project, and while we are extremely proud of how far we have come, there is still a long way to go.”

The organization was nominated for the award by Rodney Page, the deputy principal of Windermere Primary. 

In his submission, Mr Page highlighted PS4L’s crucial role in supporting and developing the youth of Ward 56 and beyond, emphasizing their unwavering support to the many community sporting clubs in the ward.

Mr Page said one of the most significant impacts of PS4L’s work was the way they tirelessly developed the youth by keeping them away from negative influences like gangsterism and drug abuse. The organization arranged sporting events, provided coaching clinics, and introduced learners to international sports figures, offering them exposure to a world of opportunities. 

The organization had also gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic, distributing food parcels to the less fortunate despite the risks involved.

Mr October said, the organization had shifted its main focus to women in sport, particularly through its support of the Magic Ladies FC. 

“Despite the challenges of limited resources and operating on a shoestring budget, PS4L remains committed to providing its services where needed in the community, “Mr October said. 

We do need the help of volunteers and also corporate donors with a commitment to social responsibility to keep going,” Mr. October said.

As PS4L celebrates its 10th anniversary, the Civic Honour Award serves as a testament to the organization’s tireless efforts in making a difference in the lives of countless individuals and communities across Cape Town.

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About PlaySport4Life:

PlaySport4Life is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting community development through sports. By making sports accessible to all, the organisation aims to foster inclusivity, teamwork, and personal development, creating positive and lasting change in the lives of individuals and communities.

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