Carrick Ambassadors Cup Polo Tournament
Carrick Wealth is the title sponsor of the Carrick Ambassadors Cup Polo Tournament, an annual event hosted by the Bushman Rock Polo Club in Harare, Zimbabwe.
This Tournament, however, is more than a hard-fought battle on the field watched by a rousing and appreciative audience. Carrick’s support is also part of Carrick’s on-going corporate social initiative strategy to help improve the lives of those who through force of circumstance have been marginalised or disadvantaged.
As such, a portion of the funds raised by the Carrick Ambassadors Cup Tournament will be donated to the St Joseph’s House for Boys in Harare. St Joseph’s House for Boys has been in existence for almost 90 years and looks after more than 50 orphaned and abandoned children under the age of 18.
Schools Water Polo South Africa
We believe in the pursuit of excellence and in creating a legacy. We believe in those who put in the hard work today to achieve the successes of tomorrow. Nowhere is this pursuit more obvious than in sport and similar individual endeavours.
That is why Carrick Wealth Management has partnered with Schools’ Water Polo South Africa (SWPSA) in a three-year sponsorship agreement. Our vision is to make sure that water polo development is sustainable over the long term. It is far too easy to adopt a short-term solution and to put some money behind a tournament for an agreed number of years.
We propose building and managing a “water polo fund” over the next couple of years that will become self-sustaining. This fund will provide financial support to sustain future water polo teams and for the development of disadvantaged children who strive to part of this community. We see that as part of our responsibility to the communities in which we live and work.
Sponsoring the Schools Interprovincial Water Polo Championships is in line with our long-term goals of sustainability. It is our way of committing to and investing in the future.
This is the principle of our ethics of sustainable philanthropy: to create a legacy that lasts.
The SUP Crossing
Carrick Wealth is the proud sponsor of Chris Bertish and his solo, stand up paddle (SUP) board transatlantic crossing. The first person ever to accomplish this. The SUP Crossing made history, set a new world record and will leave a lasting legacy helping generations to follow.
For five years, Chris had one overwhelming goal: to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddle (SUP) board, solo. On the evening of 6 December 2016, he launched from the harbour in Agadir, Morocco. Seven and a half thousand kilometres ahead of him was the Leeward Island Antigua in the Caribbean. He landed there 93 days later.
While one of the objectives of this expedition was to redefine what’s possible by pushing the limits and boundaries of the human body, mind and spirit, the core goal was to create a positive impact and to leave a legacy by changing the lives of millions of children across Africa and South Africa. All funds raised during this expedition will go to benefit the three beneficiaries that are close to Chris’s heart:
Operation Smile SA
Operation Smile South Africa provides free life-changing and often life-saving surgeries for children with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities throughout Southern and Central Africa.
The Lunchbox Fund
The Lunchbox Fund provides one hot meal per day to needy, hungry, young school children so that they may better concentrate at school, receive adequate nutrition in a hot meal and, hopefully, thrive physically and academically as a result.
Signature of Hope Trust
Signature of Hope Trust is a public benefit organisation that since 2014 has been making a sustainable differences to the lives of vulnerable children in South Africa, and will be embarking on a literacy development programme in 2018 to benefit at risk primary school learners.
It was an honour to be the Official Title Sponsor.