18.11.2003 Sports News

Kings Gives ¢7 Million Sponsorship To Walkers

By Visco Walking Club
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Kings Tailoring Shop of Cape Coast has donated a total of ¢7million in sponsorship to the VISCO WALKIGN CLUB, so as to help the club go about its training programs effectively.

A break down of the sponsorship package has a list of vests and pants costing ¢2 million, while the rest of the package will comprise track suits and cash. The first form of the presentation was done at the Savoy Hotel at Cape Coast last week and attended by stakeholders of the walking sport, as well as other sporting connoisseurs.

Presenting the items, Mr. Sulemana Zakari managing director of the company he stated that the token donation was to meet the request made by the club, and hoped the contribution would help motivate and boost morale among the walkers.

The items were received by the 20 kilometer-team captain Ahmed Tijani Sanni of the Ghana Armed Forces Navy. Reacting to the kind gesture, the executive member of the club Mr. Godson Kobla Akoto thanked the company and the director for the kind gesture and hoped it would not be the end of their support for the sport.

He called on other companies to rally to the aid of the sport, now that a string of competitions namely the Olympic Games, World Walking Cup in Greece and Germany respectively beckon, as well as other equally important international competition.

Present were a host of other walkers and executive members of the club namely Mary De-Lourdes Brew, Stanley Briamah, Abraham Kumi, Richard Arthur, Jeremiah Damptey, Adjei Boateng , Kofi Ali and others.

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