Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Hands over a Multipurpose Sport Court
THE DEPARTMENT of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, in partnership with Pareto Limited and the Sports Trust handed over a Multipurpose Sport Court to Batho Primary School in Bloemfontein on the 1st of June 2012.
Pareto Limited donated R900 000 to construct this state of the art facility made up of interlocking tiles that provide less physical strain on the body when the players and the surface make contact. This state of the Art facility has twenty (20) years life span and fifteen (15) years warranty and was audited as a zero waste as well as an environmentally friendly facility. Sporting codes to be played include Soccer, Netball, Volleyball, Tennis and Basketball. The court can also be utilized for training of educators and community as local coaches and administrators.
Batho Primary School forms part of the schools which were identified by the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation for continuous support and provision of equipment and attire. The school is part of the school sport mass participation activities. The Multipurpose Sport Court was officially handed over by the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr. Fikile Mbalula, MEC for Free State Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mr. Dan Kgothule, Chief Executive Officer of Pareto Limited, Mr. Marius Muller and Sports Trust Project Manager, Mr. Max Jordaan.
The Sport Court forms part of a total of ten such facilities that have been built across the Free State within communities and schools.