Monday, October 18, 2021

GIM2018 Search for sponsorship moving at snail’s pace

Although preparations for the Gaborone International Meet 2018 (GIM2018) are at an advanced stage, concern has been expressed over the way companies are reacting slowly to partnering with the organisers. Pula Medical Aid Fund was on Monday officially launched as the one of the sponsors that will be partnering with GIM2018. The company sponsored the event with P50 000.

Pula Principal Officer, Thato Moumakwa observed that the partnership is a relationship that is expected to assist the event to become a success.  “We are happy and proud to be associated with this organisation at a time when athletes of Botswana are doing exceptionally well at international level. We are delighted to be offering a helping hand to make this event a success” Moumakwa.

The Patron of GIM, Assistant Minister of Investment Trade and Industry, Moiseraele Master Goya, noted that as patron he was concerned that companies are reacting slowly to partnering with GIM2018.  He said they were banking more on local corporate companies to come forward to assist the GIM2018.

“As the patron, I launched its Local Organizing Committee (LOC) last year as a way of them to help us gain more sponsorship and help grow this event.

Goiya observed that it is important as a country to make sure that we maintain the momentum to develop future stars of the country that will continue making the nation proud.  “We should have a pool of athletes such that when an athlete is injured it will be easy to replace them,” said Goya.

Furthermore, Amantle Montsho and Gaefele Moroko, members of the bronze winning 4 X 400m women’s relay team have confirmed that they are taking part in the GIM2018. The duo are  members of Sports View Runners club; custodians of the Gaborone International Meet.

General Manager of GIM2018, Kitso Kemoeng, noted that they are expecting other local athletes who participated at the recent Commonwealth Games to be part of the line up at the meet to be held on Sunday 29th April.

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