Singer, Craig Lucas is using his star power to help a fellow Elsies River resident realise his dreams.
Not only did he rope in his famous friends for a good cause, but the Hearts Exposed hitmaker also got a venue free of charge to hold a concert in aid of Euwin Stevens.
This after reading about the plight of the 22-year-old soccer star from Clarke Estate’s flats who has been given a unique opportunity to study Business Management while playing football at the University of Arkansas in the USA.
Euwin spoke to the Daily Voice last month, saying while the tuition is free, he has to raise R80 000 for flights and to assist with his living expenses when he gets to the States.
This after the centre back, who has represented clubs from all over Cape Town, won a soccer scholarship.
Now, thanks to The Voice Season 2 winner, Euwin is another step closer to realising his dream.
Craig, 26, who is also from Elsies River, says he read Euwin’s story in the Daily Voice and just knew he had to help.
He says he immediately called Euwin on the number provided and started planning a fundraiser.
“I wanted to do this for Euwin because I am also from this area and I understand his plight to get out of the circumstances,” Craig tells the Daily Voice.
“I asked a few of my friends in music to come on board and I managed to get Don Vino Prins, Keanu Harker, Craig Jordaan, Yanga Sobetwa, Paxton Fielies, Anslin Gysman and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra was gifted by the Artscape Theatre.
“I managed to get the Artscape to give us their 500-seater venue also and so I’m sure we will meet a good target for Euwin in time for his trip.”
Euwin says he thought he was being pranked when Craig called him.
“When Craig called, I thought it was someone playing a joke on me. I almost put down the phone and then I recognised his voice because I usually listen to his music,” he says.
“I am grateful that Craig reached out to help me.
“My mission is to go and equip myself to return and open a centre for kids in my community because I believe that when you receive this way, you need to pay it forward by giving back.”
The show will be held on Thursday, 18 July and tickets are available from Computicket at R167.
Craig says the ticket cost is in light of Mandela Day and giving just 67 minutes of your life for a good cause.