Hollywoodbets and Gold Circle announced a groundbreaking naming rights sponsorship of Greyville and Scottsville Racecourses.
September 1, 2020 Rising Sun Overport
The Comrades Marathon is one of the biggest annual events that takes place in KwaZulu-Natal. Like many others, this event too had to adapt to the current pandemic. As a result, 2020 saw the first ever Comrades virtual race campaign. Leading bookmaker, Hollywoodbets, who are the usual halfway mark sponsors of the race, wanted to ensure that they could still be involved in some way or the other.
Hollywoodbets got involved in Shaheen Shaw and Rasheeda’s 200 strong gathering on Sunday for Women’s day. The feeding scheme, just a matter of kilometers away from Muizenberg, where Shaheen was born, was started before lockdown.
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August 6, 2020 Chatsworth Rising Sun
Leading South African bookmaker, Hollywoodbets, was excited to receive the news that they were nominated for Sponsor of the Year for the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards. The nomination came about because of the great work they’ve been doing with the Hollywoodbets KwaZulu-Natal coastal women’s provincial cricket team.
Chatsworth Rising SunHollywoodbets nominated for coveted Sponsor of the Year award
August 6, 2020 Berea Mail
The union along with Boxer, Hollywoodbets, Fourways Airconditioning, Sunfoil, SuperSport, One Life Foundation and the eThekwini Metro Cricket District have delivered 778 food parcels to eight of the hubs in this province.
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August 4th, 2020 Rising Sun Overport
Every year, in honour of Mandela Day, South Africans unite to offer support to vulnerable community members for 67 minutes. Hollywoodbets generously donated 107 fabric face masks, 107 face shields, sanitisers, refillable sanitiser bottles and medical gloves to TAFTA, help safeguard these vulnerable members of society.
Rising Sun OverportTAFTA receives much-needed PPE items from Hollywoodbets
August 4th, 2020 Southlands Sun
A generous donation of fabric face masks, face shields, sanitisers, refillable sanitiser bottles and medical gloves to help safeguard these vulnerable members of society was made to the home by the team..
Hollywoodbets’ My Community Programme and Nomzamo Mbatha’s Lighthouse Foundation united to donate R1.35 million to South Africans suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, via their “Brighter Future” campaign. South African starlet Nomzamo Mbatha partnered with Hollywoodbets to reach out to those who truly need it. Hollywoodbets made One Million Rand available to the My Community Programme in order to bring some relief, and a brighter future to NPOs and NGOs across South Africa’s nine different provinces. This initiative provided financial support to several beneficiaries, basic hygiene items, food as well as other essentials. The Lighthouse Foundation and the Hollywoodbets My Community Programme also made a R50 000 donation to the Nelson Mandela Foundation as well as a R300 000 contribution towards the Solidarity Fund.
National Horse Trust
Hollywoodbets committed to donating a total of R2 250 000 to the National Horse Trust (NHT) over a period of three years. Horse racing is a large part of the business, so it was an important organisation for the Hollywoodbets team to invest in. This large investment will enable the NHT, and the horse care units operating under its umbrella, to continue doing the important work of caring for retired racehorses, and neglected and abused equines, as well as continuing rural outreach educational programmes to help those relying on horses and donkeys as a means of income.
The NHT has been looking after the health and protection of equines since 1988. Currently, the Trust is the benefactor of three affiliated care units located in Gauteng, Port Elizabeth and KwaZulu-Natal. Even though the organisation was started specifically with the care and protection of retired race horses in mind, it has extended its sphere of influence and responsibility to now embrace all neglected and abused horses and donkeys. The NHT achieves this by educating rural equine owners on how to properly care for these animals, as well as relocating abused or neglected horses and donkeys when needed. The Trust heavily relies on donations from the public in order to continue doing this important work.
The Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race that takes place in KwaZulu-Natal. Hollywoodbets is proud to have been a part of it for the past 11 years, and also to have been the halfway mark sponsor for 2017, 2018 and 2019. A huge part of our involvement includes giving back to the community of Drummond where our refreshment station is based. Each year, we work with this community by engaging with the local chief in terms of what is required, and then delivering any remaining usable stock to them. This year, the event had to adapt to the current pandemic. As a result, 2020 saw the first ever Comrades Virtual Race Campaign, and we wanted to ensure that they could still be involved in some way or the other. We, therefore, made a donation of R12 500 which went towards supplying 95 food hampers to the community of Esikhelekehleni in Drummond.