Fun for a cause

Ananias Shikongo, a para-athlete and the founder of the Sport on the Move Foundation, together with Business Financial Solutions, again hosted an athletics fundraising event.

17 April 2019 | Sports

The Sport on the Move Foundation, in conjunction with Business Financial Solutions (BFS), hosted a successful athletics fun day to raise funds for athletes with disabilities.

The event was held at the DHPS athletics track on Saturday, with a number of companies participating.

BFS managing director and Sport on the Move board member, Kauna Ndilula, said there was a good turnout for their second annual event, after last year's inaugural edition.

Ndilula said the money raised will be used to cover for the needs of athletes in preparation for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

“It will cover basic food and taxi money to go to the stadium for training, fees for the guides as well as coaches' fees,” she said.

She added this year they managed to increase the participation of local companies, which shows the event is growing. Sport on the Move founding member, Frank Gschwender, said the foundation identified three athletes - Ananias Shikongo, Johannes Nambala and Lahja Ishitile - who will directly benefit from the funds raised.

“As a foundation we want to improve access to athletes, so that the foundation can give more to Namibians. We want to identify athletes at an early age and help them reach their full potential,” he said.

Shikongo said it was always his dream to create a fund that ploughs back into the nation. “It's not only Nambala, Lahja and myself who are benefiting from donations received by the foundation. The foundation received training gear from Europe recently that we donated to the Namibia Paralympic Committee. It has been my long-time dream to give back to my community,” he added.



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