10 Lagos communities compete in maiden Community Games

Posted: September 4, 2012 in general

Mushin, Ajegunle, Obalende and Oshodi are among 10 Lagos communities that would do battle in three games as the maiden Community Games tournament kicks off from September 10. The other s include: Bariga, Surulere, Ikorodu, Agege and Orile-Iganmu.

They will compete in football, draughts and table tennis, the first three games of the maiden tournament.

Lagos Football Association Chairman Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi flagged off The Community Games Monday, September 3 at 500 Citi Events Centre, Ilupeju, Lagos, a few blocks away from the headquarters of sponsors Nutricima Limited.

Olympic Milk from Nutricima is powering the maiden Community Games, modelled after the original Olympic Games concept.

Akinwunmi announced the support and endorsement of The Community Games by the Lagos State Football Association. Former Eagles midfielder and current Manager of Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan Mutiu Adepoju, aka Headmaster, also endorsed the Community Games, asking the organisers to ensure the Games quickly extend to other towns starting with Ibadan.

The Community Games powered by Olympic Milk is a multi-sport recreational activity aimed at fostering sportsmanship and healthy living and enthroning the spirit of community among citizens in the country.

In the words of Head Marketing, Nutricima Limited, Mrs Wande Oluwasegunfunmi:  “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, revealed that participants and spectators would win many prizes.   Mrs Eluchie stated, “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, bags, to water bottles at the venue of the events.”

The organisers say that this year’s event is a pilot scheme because 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.

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