SPORTS

Wristband Sales Collect $10K

Teivovo Rugby donated $10,000 to the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) in Suva yesterday. Half of the funds will go towards Team Fiji and the other
09 Jul 2016 12:57
Wristband Sales Collect $10K
Teivovo Rugby Managing Editor Culden Kamea (left) Matelita Buadromo(right) in Suva yesterday. PHOTO JUSTINE MANNAN

Teivovo Rugby donated $10,000 to the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) in Suva yesterday.

Half of the funds will go towards Team Fiji and the other towards preparation of the Fijian national men’s 7s rugby team for next month’s Rio Olympic Games.

Teivovo Rugby teamed up with FASANOC in May to fundraise for Team Fiji in particular the Fijian men’s 7s team through the selling of wristbands for $2.

Teivovo Rugby managing editor Culden Kamea said the wristband fundraiser was supported by the ordinary people in the streets and thousands of children in schools.

“We would like to thank MH Stores throughout Fiji for making our Teivovo Rugby wristbands available for sale in virtually every main urban centre.

“We would also like to thank school teachers, principals and staff who have shown great patriotism in supporting our fundraising effort with their students,” Kamea said.

FASANOC chief executive officer Lorraine Mar acknowledged Teivovo Rugby for the initiative.

“We would like to thank Culden for coming up with this idea. Before we always do the lottery tickets sold at $2 but we are not doing it for the Olympics because there are just a few sports going.

“So we are really pleased with Culden for approaching us with this fundraising,” Mar said.

A total of 100,000 wristbands were produced and distributed for sales in Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and in Levuka as well.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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