Cape Town - A new South African hall of fame celebrating the country's most influential sports- men and women have been unveiled at Sun City's newly upgraded entertainment and convention centre, Sun Central.
The South African Hall of Fame, an interactive exhibition hub of SA's most prominent sports stars, was officially unveiled by Sir Gary Player on 23 November 2016 at Sun City.
This legacy project is a first of its kind in Africa, and offers a state of the art virtual reality section where visitors can test their skills in the golf and soccer simulators or run against Seabelo Senatla. Interactive touch screens are also available to give visitors the opportunity to read and learn about their favourite sports stars.
“It offers a state of the art and interactive venue where we, especially our children, can go to learn more about South Africa’s sports heroes, and acknowledge the sheer dedication required for those athletes to become leaders," Raul de Lima, Sun City general manager, says.
The primary objective of the Hall of Fame is to acknowledge and preserve South Africa’s rich and diverse sporting heritage by creating a permanent home for the legacy to our ‘sporting greats’ and honouring their achievements at the South African Hall of Fame at Sun City.
As part of the Hall of Fame initiative, the partners Samsung and Sun City will also be launching community-based projects that tell the story of how sport has played a role in uniting the nation.
With this, it will hope to identify and nurtur young talent – specifically amongst those South Africans who don’t have the means to realise their dreams. "This will be done through coaching clinics, bursaries, scholarships and mentorships," Sun City says.
The new Hall of Fame forms part of the current extensive Sun City revamp, which will eventually amount to over R1 billion. The upgrade will see the hotel name, accommodation options, gaming options and entertainment is being revamped. SEE: More Sun City expansions announced!
380 bedrooms at the Cabanas self-catering apartments at the resort is to be refurbished, along with the refreshing the public areas and the pool bar, and relocating the children’s play areas. The entrance and reception area have also been remodelled, Sun City announced earlier.
Along with the complete overhaul of the accommodation and entertainment offering, the revamp will also include the introduction of a new Sun Park - a state of the art, multi-purpose venue that would be able to change from a concert arena to a conference centre or expo hall in a matter of one day.
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