Bryan Habana and Mike Sharman’s Matchkit crowdfunding campaign for South Africa’s Tokyo Olympic medallists has raised over R200 000 so far – and it’s still running. The campaign has won the interest of the media, with coverage on eNCA, Eyewitness News and several other outlets, including the CN&CO blog.

EasyEquities’ Shaun Keeling on eNCA’s Mike Sharman on eNCA

EasyEquities and CN&CO were first in line to donate to the cause, contributing R10 000. Carel explains:

“I saw Mike’s tweet about previous medallists’ prize money and was shocked that this year’s medallists would receive nothing,” he says.

Carl and Mike met via the Daredevil Run and Mike ended up winning a trip to Vegas when EasyEquities launched. (The two events are not related, by the way!)

“I am actually in his book, The Best Dick, as is Etana,” says Carel.

CN&CO and EasyEquities are great fans and supporters of South African sport. We at CN&CO have been working with the national rowing squad since the run-up to the 2004 Athens Olympics, when Don Cech and Ramon di Clemente won a bronze medal. Today we are part of the PR team for the RMB National Rowing Squad, which sent a team of six rowers to the games.

EasyEquities sponsors Olympic skateboarder Brandon Valjalo. The Tokyo Olympics saw skateboarding being admitted as a new sport and Brandon represented us well!

“CN&CO and EasyEquities believe strongly in contributing to our national heroes and enabling others to do the same,” says Carel.

Contributions can be made to the Olympic medallist fund via Bryan Habana’s page on MatchKit or using the Donate for Good function on EasyEquities.