On 23 April 2018, PUPKEWITZ GWM handed over a sport sponsorship to Elnatan Private School’s first rugby team to the tune of N$100 000.00, the first installment of a three-year sponsorship agreement of N$300 000.00. In addition, PUPKEWITZ GWM handed over shirts, jerseys, jackets and trousers to the team.
PUPKEWITZ GWM decided on the sponsorship due to the school’s commitment to its learners and its holistic approach to educating learners in academics, culture, religion and sport. Elnatan Private School, which is situated in the southern town of Stampriet, has a prestige and well-known rugby team, which competes at the highest level of national rugby. The school makes it a point to remain relevant and stay up-to-date with various new rugby coaching tactics to ensure that their team performs to the highest possible standards.
At the handover event, Jaco Engelbrecht, Dealer Principal of PUPKEWITZ GWM gave the school’s rugby players in attendance the following words of encouragement, “Every time a rugby player goes to play his trade, he has to play from the ground up, from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some people play with their heads, which is okay. Just as in business, you have to be smart to be number one. But more importantly, you have to play with your heart, with every fibre of your body.”
Elnatan Private School’s Principal, Dekker Vermeulen expressed his gratitude: “It is a great honour to receive such a sponsorship from one of the oldest companies in Namibia. We believe in exposing our players in more than one area to ensure their optimal growth as learners as well as excellent rugby players. This commitment from the PUPKEWITZ MOTOR DIVISION makes that possible and is proof of the PUPKEWITZ Group’s loyalty towards our country. We take pride in the PUPKEWITZ name.”