Category Archives: Sight Programmes

Lions Club of Durbanville: Are you ready for the challenge?

The Lions Club of Durbanville would like to challenge Lions, Leos and friends to join them for a day of Goalball Fun.

So, what is Goalball?  Goaball was invented just after the 2nd World War in 1946 for war veterans that were left blind. This is the only sport for the disabled that is not adapted from an able bodied sport such as cycling, athletics, swimming, wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and more, and is also a Paralympic sport.

Goalball is played by two teams of three visually impaired athletes on an indoor court with tactile lines, with goals (9m wide x 1.3m high) at either end. The aim is to score by rolling the ball into the opposition’s goal, while the opposition attempts to block the ball with their bodies. All the players are blindfolded to insure that everyone is on the same level of blindness. The ball is more or less the size of a basketball with little bells in it for the players to be able to hear it. For more information follow the following links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBxqSOHKZRc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goalball

When: Saturday the 4th of August 2018
Where : Rustenberg Girls High School

Time:  9:30
Entry: R50 per person
Closing date for Entries: 31 July 2018

Payment to: Standard Bank, Branch 050410, Account 05 337 2719 (Durbanville Projects) or on the day.

Dress code: comfortable, preferably long sleeve top and pants (not jeans)

There will be some protective gear available, like elbow and knee guards. Should you think you might need more, you are welcome to bring it with. Eye patches and blindfolds will be provided.

Please find the entry form attached. It would be great to have as many clubs as possible challenging each other and friends are more than welcome. Clubs can sponsor their team from the Project account as all money made on the day will go to sight projects.

Hope to “see” you on the court!

To enter please complete the registration document and forward to Lion Judy Young on email address youngjudy@cybersmart.co.za  For additional information please contact either Lion Judy Young 082 510 4965 or Lion Rinette v Millender 082 851 1067.

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Lions Club of Kirstenbosch: Vision

On 19th April 2018 the Lions Club of Kirstenbosch held their GBM focusing on the quest against blindness.

Blindness ranks amongst one of the five mission items of Lions Clubs International and at their meeting the members of the Lions Club of Kirstenbosch  welcomed guests from the League of the Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) who outlined their annual Blind Buddy initiative.

Using all schools to participate on 25 May 2018 there will be a Blind Buddy Day Shades Parade. This initiative will encourage scholars to wear their sunglasses (shades) to school for the day. For this they will pay R10.00 for a Blind Buddy Sticker.

 

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Lions Club of Tokai: Wellness Day

Lions Di Powell and PDG Sue Charles assisted at the Lions Club of Tokai’s first Wellness Day organised by Ikamva Labantu and the Enkuluekweni Community Centre in Khayalitsha on Wednesday, 28th February 2018.  The Wellness Day was attended by 45 elderly residents of Khayelitsha.

Ten third year nursing students from the AZUSA Pacific Christian University in Lost Angeles tested for BMI, Height, Weight and random blood sugar and blood pressure checks whilst the two Jonga Trust Community workers did eye screening.

Lion Di took time to explain to the nursing students how the eye screening was done and PDG Sue conducted the administrative work.

The Lions Banner was prominently displayed.

Well done Tokai!

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