Corporate Social Investment (CSI)
SAPDO was born from the need to give South African dart players the opportunity to create a living from their sport. Darts is a minority sport played mostly by lower income earners, indigent communities and the unemployed. Bearing this in mind, the board has identified that SAPDO can do more than just create a sustainable environment for dart players. The need to develop and create opportunities for our youth and small businesses as well as employment for our communities, has been identified as key focus areas. SAPDO has identified some key projects and has been investing skills and resources into assisting projects and creating awareness around important causes.
SAPDO is currently focusing on one project and one cause that we feel darts can be beneficial and advantageous to; creating stronger communities and awareness. These two are the Rise and Shine Youth Development Project and CANSA.
1.The Rise and Shine Youth Development Project
SAPDO believes that darts can play a pivotal role in our communities by showing young men the opportunities are within our reach and achievable. Many of the youngsters living in our indigent communities do not have easy access to sport and other resources. When we look at the heights Devon “The Spartan” Petersen has achieved in the sport and the inspiration he has become within our communities, SAPDO knows that we can do more to inspire, grow and strengthen our communities across South Africa. More information about this project can be found below.
RISE & SHINE Youth Development Project is dedicated to rescuing young boys from the social ills of their community. We teach love, respect & values so that they become protectors not perpetrators.