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Three-year sponsorship agreements for two of Cape Town’s events <p>Council has approved that the Events Department enter negotiations for three-year sponsorship agreements with the Wynberg Family Festival and the Cape Town Ladies Open. </p><p>The agreements would be in place for the 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26 financial years. </p><p>The Wynberg Family Festival, previously the Community Chest Carnival, is one of the biggest community-orientated events on Cape Town's annual events calendar.   </p><p>Earlier this year, the event attracted over 17 000 people over three days.</p><p>The festival is a platform for local traders, local suppliers, artists and organisations to make a living and promote their businesses. </p><p>'The Wynberg Family Festival provides employment opportunities to over 500 people annually including security, cleaners, car guards, production crew, artists and those who work the stalls are able to make a living. The event has the potential for growth as the event organisers have ambitions to increase attendance numbers to 25 000.  We recognise the importance of supporting the growth of these events as they not only drive the local trade in the areas but also bring together people from different backgrounds. Multi-year agreements such as this one provide event organisers with stability in planning and not having to be concerned about applying for support every year,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>As one of the country's prestigious professional women's golf tournaments, the Cape Town Ladies Open has contributed to elevating the status of women's golf in the country, developing golfers and providing them with a platform to compete for big prize money.</p><p> </p><p>Hosted in the Mother City over the last nine years, the tournament attracts over 70 local and international golfers from over 20 countries.  </p><p> </p><p>The City has partnered with the tournament not only for the economic benefits it provides for the local economy, but for the event's focus on developing young female golfers to graduate from amateur to pros.  </p><p> </p><p>'The City's sponsorship, along with support from other partners, has helped this event grow to what it is today. Locking in the three-year sponsorship will create room for greater growth, ensuring that we are not only contributing to the empowerment of women in sports, but also promoting Cape Town to the world,' added Alderman Smith.</p><p> </p><p>The 2024 edition of the Cape Town Ladies Open is scheduled to take place from 13 – 15 March 2024 at the Royal Cape Golf Club. </p><p> </p><p>The Wynberg Family Festival will take place at the Maynardville Park from 1 – 3 March 2024. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-12-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835;L0|#0f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835|events;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#89e5a6b5-9410-4893-8449-1d9cc1689445;L0|#089e5a6b5-9410-4893-8449-1d9cc1689445|festival10

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