April 14th 2015 - SOS Sponsorship
Digicel, Major Sponsor for Special Olympic Samoa has announced their annual support for the organisation in a press conference held on Wednesday at Digicel’s Head Quarters.
Digicel CEO Pepe Christian Fruean made the announcement saying in addition to their $40,000 annual sponsorship this year, Digicel will also be giving an extra $80,000 to SO Samoa to pay for the twenty seven athletes airfares to Los Angeles to attend the Special Olympics International, World Games.
“Special Olympics Samoa is very dear to our hearts and when it came to light that airfares to the World Games had to be funded by each organization, Digicel saw it as an opportunity to assist and ensure our Special Olympics athletes would make it to the games.”
From the initiation of SO Samoa, Digicel have been a major supporter of all things Special Olympics. They’ve provided assistance in terms of cash, resources for many events, staff volunteers for monthly games, merchandise and training gear for athletes and much more. Digicel plan to carry this support through to the World Games and beyond.
Present at the Press Conference was the President of the SO Samoa Board President, Leta’a Dan Devoe, members of the SO Samoa Board, Director of SO Samoa, Tusitina Nuuvali and 2 athletes who expressed their sincere gratitude for the sponsorship.
The athletes have been diligent in keeping up their training regime and will take to the skies in July this year in their bid to bring back gold from the games.
Pepe concluded the press conference by saying “There needs to be a balance in all things, and with Digicel being a large commercial company we find this balance in physical, financial and emotional support for our people and our community.”