Bafana hero and betting company boost the Sports Trust after World Cup campaign
Leading South African sports betting company World Sports Betting (WSB) and Bafana legend Mark Fish handed over a cheque of R10 000 to the Sports Trust today, after they joined forces through the course of the FIFA World Cup held in Brazil.
WSB provided Fish with an initial stake of R10 000 to place a series of bets throughout the World Cup, and agreed to donate the winnings to charity
Reflecting on the campaign, Fish expressed his delight at being able to donate to a worthy cause: “I really had fun throughout the campaign. Whilst my predictions turned out to be less accurate than I’d hoped, I’m glad that we were able to educate the public on sports betting, and give back to charity at the same time.”
Carol Crawford, Marketing & Communications Manager, from the Sports Trust conveyed their gratitude at being chosen as the beneficiary of this campaign: “We’re incredibly grateful that Mark and WSB chose The Sports Trust as their beneficiary. Our values are similar in that we’re passionate about sport and sport development at grass root level, especially within disadvantaged schools in South Africa and we’ll make sure that we continue to enhance education through sport, with this donation.”
The cheque was handed over to the Sports Trust by Fish and World Sports Betting CEO Warren Tannous at their store in Johannesburg earlier today. Tannous commented on the success of the partnership: “We’re delighted at how effective and impactful our partnership with Mark went. We were able to provide a platform for education on sports betting, as well as give back to sports development through The Sports Trust.”