The Ondo state ministry of youth and sport development has given approval to Cyclox Technology group to sponsor an Open athletic championship in December this year.
The State Commissioner for Youths and sports Development, Hon. Saka Yusuff Ogunleye made this known to the press while playing host to management of Cyclox Technology in Akure Ondo state.
The commissioner in his speech stated that the state government will give Cyclox group who would be the key financier of the sport event, all necessary support to make important contacts on logistics, first aids, hotel accommodation, traffic control, security, and many others to make the stay of the athletes save, crises free and ensure the success of the project.
He said sport is now a serious carrier, and noted that the youths will gain a lot from the sporting championship.
He called on individuals’ business man and women, corporate bodies, union and organisations in the state to support the sporting activities by sponsoring the events to move the state forward, saying that he made similar call during his visit tot the state sport council.
Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of Cyclox Technology Mr. Adelekun Ayodeji said the open championship is to discover talented youths ahead of 2018, international Marathon race coming up in April.
He said his company has concluded the plan to host the Marathon, and called on organisations within and outside the country to support both the December meets and the Marathon, promising that the two sporting activities would yield sponsors lots of benefit.
“The international Marathon would kick start from Idanre hills to the state sport stadium in Akure the state capital. We want to show the beauty of the state and our tourism potentials to our visitors”, he explained.
Ayodeji, said we are expecting not less than 2,000 participants for the international Marathon, and the age limit for the participants is between 18 and 35 years.
The Chief Executive Officer of Cyclox Tech stated that a website has been opened for assessment and registration of athletes, likewise sponsors can make their intention known from the website.
Also peaking at the occasion some official of the Cyclox group, Col. F.S Saka Rtd and Alhaji Lai Gidado, further explained that the December Open athletics competition is all encompassing, all tracks event, field event and other sporting activities to entertain people for the yuletide season which is one of the purpose of the project in addition to discovering the talents in the state.
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