Antoinette is running 10km
Ntutu is running 10km
Ryan is running 10km
Wes is doing a full marathon (that's FOURTY TWO POINT FIVE KM SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO).
In November last year, Murray’s brother-in-law Pierre was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while on a trip to Lebanon. Murray was devastated. He flew to Joburg to meet him as he began his treatment.
He returned to Cape Town in a bit of a daze, but still managed to stop by the fixture the kids were playing that night.
Connect knew how important Pierre was to Murray so by way of showing support, we had made banners with #Here4Pierre on them to wear during the match. Pierre was immensely supportive of Connect in its formative days, so this was our small way of thanking him too.
Ten months later and Pierre is no longer with us, having lost his battle to cancer.
“Coming to terms with losing such a larger than life character is incredibly difficult for one's soul and the Connect kids and my colleagues have been wonderfully supportive. So many of us have been touched by Pierre's enormously generous spirit,” says Murray.
But Connect is all about creating legacies and through #Here4Pierre a group of us will be raising funds by running varying distances of the Cape Town Marathon because Pierre's selflessness is exactly the kind of attribute that drives the Academy and this is just one way to honour that.
To do so, #FriendsOfConnect will be running various distances at the Cape Town Marathon. If you would like to run in our honour, get in touch.
We have set the initial goal at R12 000 as that’s how much it costs to keep one player in our academy for a year. But the more we raise, the more players we can fund!