PROTON Bakery has entered into a partnership with Bulawayo Pool Association (BPA) ahead of the associationa��s two-day Easter teamsa�� tournament on Good Friday and Easter Saturday at eight separate venues dotted in and around the city.
Proton Bakery sales and marketing manager Simba Bodzo said they were going to give hampers to 10 members of the winning team and dress all the tournamentsa�� umpires and officials with Proton branded T-shirts.
a�?We are going to give 10 big Proton Bakery hampers to the 10 members of the tournamenta��s eventual winners. We are also going to dress the tournamenta��s umpires and other officials. It is a way of giving back to the community and this is not the first time that we have supported sports in the country,a�? said Bodzo whose Marondera-based bakery has just penetrated the Bulawayo market.
a�?Last year, Proton Bakery dressed Lady Cheetahs when they went for their rugby tour in Ireland. We also gave Proton bread to boxer Charles Manyuchi on a daily basis from April to December last year.
Proton Bakery also gave support to Goromonzi High and Gumbonzvanda High when they went to represent Mashonaland East at the Nash Under 20 soccer finals that were held in Bindura the previous year. As if this is not enough, we are into partnerships with Mutare Rugby Sports Club, Marondera Rugby Club and Watershed High Schoola��s rugby team,a�? added Bodzo.
BPA publicity secretary Farai Nyandoro said courtesy of the association, winners would get $400 as their prize money plus a trophy. The first and second runners-up would go home with $200 and $150 respectively.
The teams that will come out on position four will get $100 while those that finish the tournamenton number five to eight will each get a crate of beer.
The Easter pool will see teams in Group A, Exchange, Entumbane, Skittle Inn and ZPC do battle at Palace Gardens.
Group B comprises West Commonage, Raylton, Black Eagles and Lobengula Sharks and they will play their knockout games at Raylton Sports Club.
Egodini are the hosts of Group C matches that will see Kings, Masters, Southwold and Egodini seek to outdo each other. Clubs that were drawn in Group D are Lounge Sharks, Golden Lion, Archers and Dragons and they will play their matches at Dragons.
The tournamenta��s Division One A contest will see Metropolis entertain fellow clubs that were drawn into Group A.
These include Nkulumane PC, Nketa 8, Mthonjeni, Happy Valley, Drill Hall, Matshalini and Enkundleni.
Division One A Group B matches will be hosted by CSC. The group comprises Ntabeni, Kugona, Heroes, Ace Lounge, Guzzlers and Nuttys.
For Division One B, Bambi Lounge will be the venue for a Group A contest that will see Khami, Pumula South, Msindo, 13th Avenue, Donnington, MaNdlovu BG and Sibamba square it off against one another.
ZRP Central, Ntabazinduna, Fungai Dragons, Mpumelelo, UBH, Mqombothi, Delta and Nokies were all drawn into Pool B forA� Division One B group matches which will be played at Shumba Bar.
The games are expected to start at 10am on both days.