On the 7 October 2011, Varsity College Pietermaritzburg joined it’s sister campuses all over the country to host Charity Golf day at the Victoria Golf Club in aid of the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa.
The golf day was the end result of a team effort by the Sports Management 2nd year students, the Student Liaison Body, the VC Cares group and the staff of Varsity College, making both a Corporate Social investment initiative and work integrated learning experience for the students. The student involvement is indicative of Varsity College’s educational philosophy of developing students holistically; maintain a healthy balance between their studies and sport, social, cultural and community engagement activities.
Those that participated enjoyed a game of golf on the beautiful and challenging course at the Victoria Country Club. The day culminated in a prize-giving dinner and charity auction, with the latter thoroughly supported by the guests. Generous sponsorship of tees, prizes, donations and entries into the golf day by local businesses and individuals ensured that Varsity College raised over R25 000 to assist CHOC in the amazing work that they do to provide support in the form of CHOC lodges and Houses to both children afflicted with cancer and their families. These ‘ensure that parents have a home away from home to be close to their children who are undergoing chemotherapy , radiation and other procedures’ said Agie Govender, divisional manager of CHOC, KwaZulu Natal.