Radio Nigeria Sports Reporter, Isaac Afolabi of Positive FM, AKure has been honoured with an award for sports development by the wife of Ondo State governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.
The award is in recognition of Afolabi’s effort in promoting and organising annual basketball summer tournament for children in Ondo State and its environs.
The governor’s wife instituted the award as part of activities marking the 3rd summit of the Foundation of wives of Ondo State Officials and Female Political Appointees, FOWOSO held in Akure the Ondo State capital.
The wife of the governor said individuals who devouted all time to children cause especially girl child should be recognized and commended.
Presenting the award to Mr Afolabi, the deputy governor of Ondo state, Mr lucky Ayedatiwa encouraged him not to relent in giving back to the children via sports and education saying such gesture would help in harvesting talents for the state and country in the nearest future.
Mr Afolabi appreciated Radio Nigeria for instilling the culture of reaching out to the people at the grassroots saying his passion for sports and education among children was to expose them to stardom.
He also noted that his charitable efforts was to mix education with sports for children and bring in coaches, experts to train and discover talents irrespective of their tribe, religion or status for sports development and national advancement.
He further said with the assistance of the duo of Ondo state Basketball coaches Sola Aluko and Fisayo Bello the organisation www.blitziksports have successfully trained over 500 kids,organized competitions for 6 Basketball teams in Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Ogun, 15 secondary and primary schools and other athletes so far distributing trophies,medals,certificates,books and other writing materials for them in the yearly sports clinic.
Mr Afolabi said his organization will further bring in coaches in other sports such as football,wrestling,volleyball,table tennis among others in subsequent editions to afford kids to have options to test their ability.
Appreciating the wife of the Ondo state governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, Afolabi said the award will spur him to do more in exposing children to sports.