A hit at the PUMA School of Speed #3 in Potchefstroom in January, South African record producer, DJ and songwriter Sketchy Bongo will close off the 2020 season of SA’s most exciting schools athletics ‘talent identification’ programme with a live performance at the PUMA School of Speed #5 at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium (Pretoria) on Saturday 29 February 2020.
“I absolutely enjoyed performing at the PUMA School of Speed #3,” says Bongo. “It’s a huge honor to perform for the future great athletes of our Country. I can’t wait to bring fresh music to the crowd in Pretoria. I will perform a super energetic, mega mix of music from my songs, to big hits from others. Of course ‘Let You Know’, ‘Love Me In The Dark’ and ‘Cold Shoulder’ will be part of the lineup.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2020 PUMA School of Speed Series
Headed by the World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, the PUMA School of Speed Series was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptional young South African athletes who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster.
|Event, Date & Venue:||PUMA School of Speed #5
Date: Saturday 29 February 2020
Venue: Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium
Event Start: 11:20
Artist Performance Start: 17:00
|Entry Fee: Athletes||NO COST to enter the event
Please Note: Athlete entries close two days prior to each event.
|Entry Fee: Spectators||R20 / adults
R10 / children
Pay as you enter the stadium.
|Events:||100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, 100m Hurdles (Boys 15, Girls 17 & 19 only), 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 110m Hurdles (Boys 17 & 19 only)|
|Age Categories:||U15, U17 and U19|
All entrants will stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad. The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year.
Vice Principal’s Message: Junior track & field stars can look forward to meeting South African middle-distance runner and 2020 PUMA School of Speed Vice Principal, Gena Löfstrand in the Vice Principal’s office at each stadium.
According to Löfstrand the PUMA School of Speed Series has been extremely important for South African athletics. “The Series brings together athletics fans, and future champions from all over our country,” says Löfstrand. “It gives athletes the opportunity to showcase their talent at a well-supported, world class event. It’s something for young athletes to set goals for and work hard towards. The atmosphere at the PUMA School of Speed is what makes it so special. It’s fun, exciting, and inspiring. It’s events like this that keep athletics alive! I’m proud to be working alongside PUMA to help grow athletics in South Africa.”
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