The Port Shepstone Lions hosted their 38th National Association of Blind Bowlers (KZN Region) Tournament at the Riverside Sports Club in Uvongo at the weekend.
A number of blind bowlers travelled to the South Coast from all over the province to participate in this annual tournament and compete against a team of bowlers from the Riverside Bowling Club.
This annual weekend tournament is a firm favourite with the blind bowlers. For the past 38 years, Port Shepstone Lions have organised the competition and secured sponsorship for travel, meals, prizes and accommodation.
Apart from the games, the weekend included accommodation and meals. Hibiscus Rotary Ann’s provided the Saturday lunch and the Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies provided and served dinner on the Saturday evening.
The official prize-giving ceremony took place on the Saturday evening. During his address, Port Shepstone Lions’ President Alister Love thanked all participants and paid tribute to all involved with the organising of the tournament.
He then presented the Port Shepstone Lions’ Blind Bowlers Floating Trophy to the winning team representative, Ann Osborne of the Riverside Bowling Club. NABB (KZN Region) Chairman, Peter Lonsdale then addressed the guests and paid tribute to the Port Shepstone Lions Club for their ongoing involvement with the tournament. Guests were then treated to an excellent musical ensemble by the very talented singer Winston Smile.
A team of Port Shepstone Lions members participated in a friendly round of bowls with the blind bowlers and Riverside Bowling Club members on the Sunday morning.
Port Shepstone Lions are, once again, most grateful to Mrs Madeleine Gouws who, on behalf of the club, organised the event and arranged several sponsorships. Her input toward this event is nothing short of outstanding.
The Lions would also like to thank the Riverside Sports Club in Uvongo for their superb hospitality, their main sponsor, National Braiding Industries, First National Bank and all other sponsors who made generous donations towards this very successful annual project.