|Green Grass Technology, in conjunction with the Ghana
Athletics Association, is pleased to announce its Sponsorship of the
2007 Ghana National Athletics Championships to be held at the new Essipong
Stadium, Sekondi, in the Western Region of Ghana.
This is the first time in seven years that the National Athletics
Championships is being held in Ghana and Green Grass Technology is
honoured to be the Headline Sponsor of the Championships.
At a time that Ghana Athletics is
crying for support from companies operating in Ghana after several
years of inactivity (from Corporate Ghana), Green Grass Technology
is happy to offer its widow’s
mite to the development of Ghana Athletics. Ghana Athletics used to
be a real powerhouse in African continental Athletics and it’s
a pity that our beloved nation’s Athletics has fallen on hard
times and experienced a decline in fortunes. Our support for this year’s
National Athletics Championships is our humble signal to the rest of
Corporate Ghana that it is about time that we accord other Sporting
disciplines the necessary support and thus energise them to achieve
more laurels for Ghana.
Green Grass Technology was mandated to construct training pitches
at various locations throughout Ghana to be used by countries participating
in next years Cup of African Nations to be held in Ghana. Our work
in this regard has taken us round the whole of Ghana. On our rounds,
we felt challenged by the clear wastage of athletic talent we observed
whilst working in the communities. In most areas, we saw several high
potential talents who lacked the necessary support and exposure to
develop their talent and improve their lot in life.
For global international sporting
events such as the Olympic Games, the All Africa Games and the Commonwealth
Games, track and field athletics has the potential to win so many
medals for the nation and enable Ghana to attain very high placing
at these tournaments. Green Grass Technology is convinced that our
sponsorship of this year’s National Championships
will help the nation unearth more talents to win laurels for Ghana.
For us at Green Grass Technology,
our nation’s track and field
athletes deserve all the support that Corporate Ghana can give them
as they apply themselves to do battle for their motherland. Ghana Athletics
must rise again and take its rightful place at the pinnacle of African
and World Athletics. This would be greatly enabled by substantial support
from Corporate Ghana. As we take the lead today, Green Grass Technology
humbly invites other well –meaning companies and corporate citizens
of Ghana to chip in and lend their support to the Ghana Athletics Association.
Together, we can all make Ghana Athletics a major force to reckon with
Honourable Minister, Executives of the National Sports Council, Executives
of the Ghana Athletics Association, invited guests, our cherished media
partners, it is our pleasure to announce to you that Green Grass Technology,
Headline Sponsor of the 2007 Ghana National Athletics Championship
is sponsoring the Championship with the following:
- An amount of one hundred and thirty
million cedis (¢130,000,000.00).This
amount will mainly be used to support the efforts of the Ghana Athletics
Association, the National Sports Council and the Ministry of Education,
Science & Sports in organising the Championships.
- Part of the sponsorship will also
be used to reward deserving athletes at this year’s Championships.
- Green Grass Technology will also
present a special award to the overall best male and female athletes
at this year’s
National Athletics Championships.
The work of the Managing Director of Green Grass Technology, Mr.
Frank Boahene, has recently been recognised by being short-listed for
a Special Award at the First All African Sports Awards to held in Ghana.
Green Grass Technologies and the
Ghana Athletics Association believe that this initial association
will be the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship
between our two organisations.
Thank you for your kind attention
and Green Grass Technologies wishes all the athletes who will be participating
in this year’s National
Athletics Championships the very best of God’s blessing
Green Grass Technology …………….
Green Grass Technologies