THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) is appealing for sponsors to join the bandwagon in helping it stage the Annual Mayoral Sports tournament scheduled for next Saturday; part of whose proceeds will be donated to the affected marketeers resulting from the fire at City market.
The one-day Mayoral Sports Tournament scheduled for the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) will be held under the theme: “Enhancing a Clean Environment through Sports”.
The Council’s budget is close to K200, 000 and has so far attracted partners like Zamtel who are willing to be part of the event and has sent out invitations to different companies.
“Our target is to meet atleast half of our budget and the other half is expected to be received from other stakeholders. We are greatful to Zamtel who have come on board and are helping us meet some of the costs in logistics, but we need more support from the corporate world to be part of this event.”
We hope to donate part of the resources that will be raised to the victims of the fire at City Market and the other proceeds will go to a charitable organisation of the Mayor’s choice.
Sport is a unifying factor which transcends national, cultural, socio-economic and political barriers. Key to the effectiveness of sport as a tool for helping national development is its universal popularity and at its best, it can bring people together, no matter what their origin, background, religious belief or economic status.”
“We are appealing to Individuals and the corporate world to partner with us in staging this noble interactive event which is held every year where members of the public and the corporate world get to interact with the elected civic leadership in a social sports gathering.”
Events to be contested for include Football, Netball, Athletics, Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball, Needle Race, High Jump, Long Jump, Table Tennis and Darts; among others.
The tournament is also a fun-day for families and will include special events for children such as jumping castle and other entertainment.
For details contact +260 211 251482, 260 962 807145, 260 955 023776