Digicel hosted a farewell dinner for our Tonga’s Special Olympic Team that will represent Tonga on the World Summer Games 2019, in Abu Dhabi. The World Summer Games will be on the 14th march til 21stMarch at the Zayed Sports City Stadium with 170 countries around the world participated with 7000 Athletes participating. The Special Olympic Tonga Team will be participating on few events including shot-put, sprinter and walking.
Team Tonga is consist of 8 members with 4 athletes and 4 officials, Representing Tonga is Ane Tuiketei of Houma, Manatu Paletu’a of Fatai, Siaosi Palanite and Paula Tupou of Te’ekiu. The program of the event was led by the Chairman for the Special Olympic Tonga Association, Mr Sione Taumoefolau follow with introducing of the athletes by the Director, Ms Vanessa Heleta. The Business to Consumer & Marketing Manager for Digicel Tonga Ms Ragigia Dawai was also present at the event and was able to meet the athletes before departing to New Zealand on Wednesday 6th March. Team Tonga will depart from Fua’amotu Airport on Wednesday 6th March to New Zealand and to Abu Dhabi.
Digicel is a proud sponsor for the Special Olympic Team Tonga for years now since it started. Ms Dawai commented, “As we remain committed to the Kingdom and its people, we wish team Tonga the very best of their upcoming events in the World Summer Games 2019.”