2011 WLO Prize to Football Foundation

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 30th November 2011

The Football Foundation of South Africa was honoured for their sports development programme in Gansbaai by the World Leisure Organization. The Foundation received the 2011 World Leisure International Innovation Prize Highly Commended.

The 2011 WLO Prize was presented to Football Foundation representative Leán Terblanche on 17 November in Hangzhou, China. The awards ceremony took place at the International Leisure Forum held during The World Leisure EXPO 2011.

The 2011 World Leisure International Innovation (WLO) Prize is awarded to innovative leisure projects which demonstrate a strong contribution to citizens well-being.

The major component that differentiates the Innovation Prize from many other awards is that it focuses on the social and cultural aspects of leisure as an aspect of the lived experience for individuals in a community and for visitors to the community. This Prize represents the use of leisure as a creative solution to enhancing collectively the social, cultural, environmental, and economic quality of life in an area. The WLO Prize seeks to recognize organizations that have implemented creative solutions that foster local, national, or international leisure opportunities for the benefit and development of individuals and communities. Leisure is considered in its broadest sense including play, recreation, the arts and culture, sports, festivals and celebrations, health and fitness, or travel and tourism. It encompasses indoor or outdoor programs, services, and amenities.

The Football Foundation would like to thank the Hangzhou Municipal Peoples Government for inviting and covering the costs of a Foundation representative to attend the Forum and Awards Ceremony. They would also like to thank Kamilla Swart and her team from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for their support in making this award possible.

Source: http://www.football-foundation.com/news.asp?news_id=133

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