Safe skating

Rotary Club of Hout Bay president Athol Rice handing over a board to Vicki Scheffel of Eyethu and Ziyaad of Indigo.

The Rotary Club of Hout Bay with a 50 percent grant from Rotary District 9350, handed over R50 000 worth of skateboarding equipment to the Hout Bay skateboarding community on Saturday February 22. In association with the City of Cape Town, NPO Indigo Youth Movement are running an after-school programme involving not only skateboarding skills, but also life skills and safety support. The equipment includes 24 complete new boards and many essential spares and replacement decks. In addition, the emphasis has been on safety, and sets of helmets, knee and wrist protectors are included in the kit. The skate park was constructed to provide a safe environment for skaters, away from traffic and other dangers. Engaging the communities of Hout Bay together was seen as a key component of Rotary and Eyethu in bringing the vision to reality.