Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Paralympic promotional campaign at the coast
On 10 July, the team paid a courtesy call to the management of the Pelican Bay Hotel in Walvis Bay and after that the team then visited Kuisebmund Secondary School in Kuisebmund, where the team met with the learners from that school and then finished the day off with an afternoon training session at Walvis Bay High Private School. This was a good experience for the athletes as it was the first time for most of them to do a promotion. The team also took the promotion to the Seagull Mall in Walvis Bay where athletes distributed some promotional materials which were provided by Coca-Cola Namibia. The public had a close encounter with the Paralympian gold medalist, Johanna Benson who was displaying medals from the London Paralympic Games to the public. Other elite athletes present were Ananias Shikongo, the total blind athlete, Johannes Nambala the current World Champion in the T13 400m and Elias Ndimulunde, the upcoming 400m specialist.
According to the National Paralympic Committee of Namibia, they were overwhelmed by the support they were given by the Walvis Bay community who came out in numbers to support the athletes’ cause. Saying that, they have achieved their main aim which is to promote the athletes who have qualified for the World Championship and at the same time promoting para-sport to the communities and businesses around Walvis Bay.