Motorcycle clubs have become popular in Botswana, attracting a lot of young people to embark on the sport which normally entails riding around in convoys to the delight of fans.
Tapping on their popularity some of the clubs have started embarking on corporate social responsibilities with the youngest club – You Only Live Once Motorcycle (YOLO MCC) – leading the way.
The youngest motorcycle club in Botswana last week Tuesday invaded Kanye with their loud pipes. They rode through the village’s main Kgotla where in presence of Dikgosi, they donated 119 Blankets on what they dubbed ‘Blanket Run 2018’.
Kgosi Malope II couldn’t hide his happiness while receiving blankets. He appreciated that they came at the right time when the winter season was just starting; hence the blankets will help some members of the community to keep warm. He thanked the club for choosing his village and urged his people to always welcome bikers as they are loving people who have hearts for others.
YOLO MCC also donated P20 000 to Bathoen II Trust. YOLO MCC President Michael Morapedi said as bikers they appreciate life and understand that blessed is a hand that gives. He announced his club’s partnership with Bathoen II Trust, promising that they will donate to the village annually.
Asked how far they are willing to go with this, he looked up and said: “Tell me how far the sky is; if you do that’s where we are headed”.
Morapedi said their club was formed in 2016 and had in their first four months donated 51 eye spectacles to students of Moshupa Senior Secondary School during the month World Sight day.
“YOLO MCC is the youngest motorcycle club in Botswana, registered in June 2016. Within a year the club managed to be engaged in various charity activities using their motorcycles to hype the events,” he said.