4th September, 2012
All is set for the kick-off of the maiden edition of the Community Games powered by Olympic Milk from the stable of Nutricima Limited, billed for Lagos from 10-23 September.
The Community Games, conceived as a nationwide annual event by the organisers, Nutricima Limited, and aimed at fostering the virtues of ‘can do spirit,’ unity, solidarity, community spirit, building affinity, healthy lifestyles and unearthing budding sports talents at grassroots level, will be held in 10 Lagos communities this year.
The communities listed for this games, according to the organisers include Bariga, Ketu, Obalende, Surulere, Ikorodu, Agege, Oshodi, Mushin, Ajegule, and Orile-Iganmu.
Speaking about the event, Head Marketing, Nutricima Limited, Mrs Wande Oluwasegunfunmi, said: “People in the 10 selected communities will have a chance of participating in three major sporting activities, namely football, draught and table tennis.”
She explained that the choice of sporting activities was made because “people in communities naturally engage in these games while relaxing with friends and family. Olympic Milk is giving people at the
grassroots the opportunity to showcase their talent by representing their communities in this one of a kind sporting competition.”
Senior Brand Manager, Olympic Milk, Chiaka Eluchie,while calling for mass participation in the games, said there are lots of prizes for participants and spectators.
His words: “If you know you have the talent and the skill, now is the time to come and showcase yourself in Lagos. Spectators and fans also have the opportunity of winning exciting prizes ranging from generators, phones and bags to water bottles at the venue of the events.”
The games are already generating excitement in the various communities with budding talents showing eagerness to display their skills for the various prizes at stake.
The organizers say that this year’s event is a pilot scheme and that other parts of Nigeria will stand a chance of tasting of Olympic Milk’s goodness via the Community Games sponsorship from next year.
There are also chances that the scope of sporting activities featured might be expanded based on this year’s performance.