Here’s a real win-win situation: if your bid on a week in Plett’s iconic Beacon Island Resort or two nights in the Drakensberg beat the rest of offers received so far, you will wallow in luxury at a hugely reduced price and Johandrie Peens will be able to test her kickboxing skills in the States.
PLETT parents Jolanda and Jaco Peens are blessed with a truly kind and multi-talented daughter, who works incredibly hard to keep her academics on par with a sporting career that, at the tender age of 14, reads like the bucket list of any all-rounder worth her salt.
With 2018 not halfway, Wittedrift High student Johandrie Peens has this year already been selected for the SA Development Kickboxing Team, while also having gained SWD colours for athletics and KPSSS colours for netball.
“This girl excels in all her sporting activities, it being the fourth year running that she’s part of both the SWD athletics and regional netball teams,” explains Jaco. “After only a year of doing kickboxing it’s a big honour to be chosen for the SA Development team.”
Adds Jolanda: “And the fact that she is just as determined in her studies has resulted in a breath-taking report card at the end this year’s first school term!”
The family - including brother Jade - supports Johandrie in everything she does but with regard to the kickboxing team obligation, they now appeal to the local community for assistance to help fund a trip to compete in the States next month.
Although a raffle has raised a few grand for the cause, a whopping R19,000 must still be collected before Johandrie can participate in the 2018 US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships in Orlando, Florida. She is due to depart on June 23 and all fees must be paid by Sunday May 20.
Jolanda all but rests on her laurels in the quest to fund her daughter’s participation in the USA, and bids are now open for two accommodation vouchers: a seven-day stay at the Beacon Island for two people valued at R15,000; or two nights at the Drakensberg Sun including breakfast and dinner for two worth R5,000 (out of season bookings only, valid for one year in both cases).
“We are extremely proud of Johandrie and admire how hard she’s been working towards raising funds. She doesn’t take anything for granted and has remained humble while always going the extra mile to help others,” concludes Jolanda.
Call her on 071 220 6241 for additional information or email your bid for either or both marvellous accommodation vouchers to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20 latest.