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Boost For Special Olympics

  Goodman Fielder International (Fiji) Limited has thrown their full support for the 2016 Special Olympics National Games, which starts in Suva on Thursday, with a sponsorship of $8000. From
18 Oct 2016 11:08
Boost For Special Olympics
From left: Chairperson Parents Support Network Molly Amon, Goodman Fielder Fiji general manager Chris Zaayman and Chairman Special Olympic Fiji in Suva yesterday. Photo: ANASILINI RATUVA.

 

Goodman Fielder International (Fiji) Limited has thrown their full support for the 2016 Special Olympics National Games, which starts in Suva on Thursday, with a sponsorship of $8000.

From this sponsorship $7000 is in cash and $1000 will be in kind where the company will supply products like ice-cream to the 800 participants.

Goodman Fielder Fiji general manager Chris Zaayman said they are proud to be supporting the Special Olympics.

“This is our second year of sponsoring the event,” Zaayman told SUNsports yesterday.

“I believe 800 participants will be participating in this big event. We are quite selective of which sports to sponsor and this is one of them.”

Special Olympics Fiji chairman Bishwa Sidal said the sponsorship would assist in the transportation of athletes from the 24 institutions.

“We have participants from Labasa and Savusavu, so we thank Goodman Fielder for their sponsorship as this will help in the subsidising of transport,” Sidal said.

Four sports will be played over the two-day event.

These are athletics, cricket, football and boccia and also there would be programmes and activities for high support needs athletes.

This year’s competition will be used as platform to identify a development squad for the 2017 Pacific Games which will be hosted in Fiji as a build up to the 2018 Asia Pacific Games and the 2019 SO World Summer Games.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj



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