As part of its Corporate Social Investments, BCL Limited is constructing┬áa softball stadium that will be the biggest in the country.
In an interview with The Telegraph the Superintendent Public Relations and Communications Manager, Tiro Kganela, noted that the company has assumed the responsibility since Selebi Phikwe is the third largest in the country and it lacks the softball facilities to host major sporting events of repute.
“The current softball ground in the area is in a bad state of disrepair and not up to the sporting code standard,” he said.
Kganela noted that BCL Limited’s support in building such a facility promotes the diversification drive by showing off its sporting infrastructure┬áto the community and the nation at large┬á.He added that this project is supporting the BCL Limited Wellness initiative by encouraging sporting activity and raising awareness.
Kganela revealed that the softball ground will be coined the BCL Mowana Diamond Park.
“The naming of the┬ástadia is inspired by the iconic Mowana tree offering a spectacular backdrop of the new stadia,” he said.
The BCL Limited General Manager officiated at the ground breaking ceremony to start construction of the new BCL Mowana Diamond Park.
Kganela said the BCL Mowana Diamond Park┬áwill be used for the national softball tournament for men and women teams during the weekend of July 17th to 19th July 2010.The tournament is expected to attract the country’s top clubs. He noted that the tournament will be proudly sponsored by Bridgestone South Africa, Komatsu Botswana and BCL Limited.
“This is the most prestigious tournament of its kind in the country,” he said.
Kganele said the P100 000 stadium is to be built between the Roundtable structure and the boundary fence to the east of Makhube Club. Once completed, with a green (lawn), viewing stands and floodlights it will allow games to be played at night.