Legon Creative Athletics club, organizers of the 2021 Junior Olympics has appealed to the general public and corporate institutions to help them financially as they prepare for the athletic showdown on the 17th to 19th December 2021 at the Paa Joe Stadium of the KNUST
The Junior Olympics is the maiden event of the Legon Creative Athletics club and and Seed Afrique in collaboration with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to unearth talent in the country and help children develop interest for the game.
Speaking on radio Univers’s sports express show UG sprint coach, Elorm Amenakpor said that despite the low funding their desire is to see the games come off successfully.
“Well, its unfortunate we’ve not gotten sponsorship from any company right now what we are having is from individuals, that is people giving us 100 Ghana, 200 Ghana.
I think that is what is happening but we haven’t gotten any sponsorship, we are using our own money to pump into the games but what we want to see at creative sports is that the games happen and happen well that’s what we want to see.
So I want to use this opportunity to appeal to individuals, Corporate Ghana to come to our aid to sponsor this event so in the next four or five years the event will be bigger and better” Coach said
The events have age groups from 12 to 18 in the 100m 200m 4X100m and mixed relay which will see both men and women battling it out for honors.
When asked about the reason for sending the event to Kumasi, coach Elorm Amenakpor says that it is due to the 2023 All-African games works at the Legon Stadium and the fact that Kumasi is the home of athletics in Ghana.
“ you know the Legon Stadium is being prepared for the 2023 All African Games that’s how we sent the program to Kumasi .
So it’s not that the Kumasi is the focus but we cant deny the fact that Kumasi is the hub of Athletics in Ghana at is where most of the athletes are coming from and for now we have about 350 athletes registered and the number keeps growing”