Meet the Players: Collingwood (South Africa)

We’d like to introduce you to some of our standout young leaders from Collingwood Primary School in Wentworth, South Africa:

Kyle Beyers – Life Goal: Pro basketball player or lawyer

Kyle Beyers

Kyle Beyers

What have you learned from your time with PPI, besides basketball?

“I’ve learned to have more respect for myself, to respect everyone else, to work hard, not be selfish, and not tease others.”

If you had to convince someone new to join PPI, what would you tell them?

“I’ve made some of my best friends through PPI.”

Lonwabo Mdlodlongi – Life Goal: Basketball player or engineer

Lonwabo Mdlodlongi

Lonwabo Mdlodlongi

How did you get involved with PPI? 

“Kyle told me to come because he thought it would be good for me. I used to get in a lot of trouble in class, but PPI has helped me stay out of trouble. I have a lot more friends now. I try to focus on the things in the PPI pledge.”

Leroy Roskrug – Life Goal: Basketball player or shot putter

Leroy Roskrug

Leroy Roskrug

How has PPI been important in your life?

“PPI keeps me away from drugs in the street and other bad influences.”

If you had to convince someone new to join PPI, what would you tell them?

“I would tell them that PPI helps you grow up and helps you want to go far in life.”


Braden Hughes

Braden Hughes

Braden Hughes – Life Goal: Pro basketball player or policeman

What’s your favorite thing about PPI?


What’s your favorite memory with PPI?

“Making my first 3-pointer. Me and Kyle made our first 3-pointers on the same day!”


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