Digicel PNG was delighted to attend the farewell event for the Special Olympics (SO) Team PNG who will be travelling to Abu Dhabi to participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games from the 14-21 March 2019.
Digicel has come on board with sponsorship for the SO Team PNG’s walk out uniforms and travel insurance.
Senior Vice President for Digicel PNG, Lorna said, Digicel PNG is proud to be affiliated with the SO PNG.
“Digicel has a long standing partnership with Special Olympics across all its markets. Special Olympics is close to the heart of Mr Denis O’Brien, Chairman of Digicel Group and Patron of Digicel PNG Foundation, so we are delighted to partner with SO PNG and wish all our athletes the best of luck and success as they participate in this year’s World Summer Games,”
“While our athletes are there, we encourage them to fly the PNG flag high and be proud to represent us. We know that our Team will display PNG’s rich culture and heritage through the unique and stylish walk out uniforms designed by local designer, Tabu Pelei Warupi,”
“We also recognise the importance of mitigating risk, especially when travelling abroad and part of Digicel’s sponsorship is paying for travel insurance to ensure that our athletes, coaches and officials are covered against travel risks.” McPherson said.
The President for Special Olympics PNG, Mr Takale Tuna, expressed gratitude to Digicel for the contribution.
“We’re very thankful to Digicel for being a long standing partner of Special Olympics PNG and for supporting Team PNG with the walk out uniforms and travel insurance. We were in urgent need of these two items and Digicel responded to our request immediately. The journey to the World Summer games began last year with major fundraising efforts and today’s farewell is the culmination of all of those activities,” Mr Tuna said.
Special Olympics PNG is sending a 24 person contingent consisting of 15 athletes, 8 officials and 1 Head of Delegation. They will be competing in the Men’s seven-a-side Football, Athletics and Bocce.
The Special Olympics World Summer Games will see over 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries participating in the games.