Bianca Buitendag Appointed Laureus Ambassador

History making Olympic silver medallist, Bianca Buitendag, is now a Laureus Sport For Good Foundation SA ambassador, joining leading South African sporting icons who dedicate their time and efforts to uplift SA’s youth through the power of sport. Photo: Laureus 

History making Olympic silver medallist, Bianca Buitendag, is now a Laureus Sport For Good Foundation SA ambassador, joining leading South African sporting icons who dedicate their time and efforts to uplift SA’s youth through the power of sport.

The announcement was made at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, with sporting legends including Springbok Women’s star, Babalwa Latsha.

The 2021 gsport Ministerial Recipient, who retired from professional surfing, shortly after her stellar run at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, will work with the Foundation to motivate underprivileged youth to become changemakers in their own communities.

Speaking at the announcement, Buitendag said: “It is an absolute honour to be included in the group of Laureus ambassadors. I am excited to use my platform and momentary victories to encourage and enable others along their own walks of life, because these efforts last so much longer than podiums and pride.”

Morné du Plessis, Chairperson of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa, spoke of his admiration for Buitendag’s passion and fearless drive: “I admire Bianca for walking the talk and remaining true to her life’s mission. She reached the pinnacle of success in surfing despite facing many personal and professional challenges, yet never lost focus of her calling to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. She really is an example to us all, and I am humbled to welcome a woman of her calibre to the Laureus family.”

Laureus Sport for Good South Africa funds, supports, and promotes the use of sport as a tool for social change.

For more information on Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa projects, visit: http://www.laureus.co.za/

 

Photo 1 Caption: History making Olympic silver medallist, Bianca Buitendag, is now a Laureus Sport For Good Foundation SA ambassador, joining leading South African sporting icons who dedicate their time and efforts to uplift SA’s youth through the power of sport. Photo: Laureus

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