Kids keep the ball rolling in 50 hour Kellogg’s Challenge

South African cricket opening bat Herschelle Gibbs and premier league Vasco da Gama soccer stars Roberto Santo and Joseph Kamwendo, together with chart-topper singer Auriol Hayes, joined 3000 school children as they kept a ball in motion for an uninterrupted 50 hours, during the fifth annual Kellogg’s® Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge this weekend.

The aim of the event, which took place at the Western Province Cricket Club Sports Centre from 2pm Friday 17 until 4pm Sunday 19 September, was to highlight the importance of physical activity in children’s lives. The participants, who hailed from 32 schools throughout the Peninsula, played 15 different indoor and outdoor sports over the course of the weekend including soccer, cricket, hockey, table tennis, badminton, netball, basketball, squash and touch rugby.