Sugar spices athletics
Namibian Beverages Limited giant, Coca-Cola as well as Marathon Sugar handed over sponsorships to the Namibian Schools Sports Union (NSSU), at an event held this week at the Independence Stadium.
Coca-Cola donated N$171 000 towards athletics, netball and rugby and N$70 000 to Namibia Paralympics while Marathon Sugar donated N$45 000 to NSSU.
Gideon Nasilowsky a Paralympic swimmer for Namibia thanked the sponsors and the management team of Namibia Paralympics for the hard work they do to ensure everything runs smoothly and the support of the NSSU.
A Paralympics team departed on Thursday for the Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled in Stellenbosch scheduled to take place from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April.
Frik Oosthuizen, Managing Director of Namibian Beverages Limited (Coca-Cola) said even though the handing over of the cheques is important, the most important thing is to encourage the youth to follow their dreams and become better citizens, and sporting activities achieves this.
He added that it is important that the youth be supported and trained so that they may be able to compete against international athletes and be able to get good results. Since Coca-Cola is one of the major sponsors of sports in the world, Coca-Cola Namibia felt it is logical that they give back to the community that supports them.
National Coordinator of NSSU, Solly Duiker, announced that the Coca-Cola National Athletics Championships, track and field will be held on 11 to 12 April at the Windhoek Independence Stadium with approximately 840 athletes scheduled to take part at the event.