K-BALM, Asky Airlines and others offer support to Golden Arms
Accra- The national armwrestling team, Golden Arms have received a major boost from K-BALM Herbal Ointment for the upcoming 10th Africa Armwrestling Championship in Bamako, Mali.
At a short ceremony held at Kofikrom Pharmacy in Accra, K-BALM offered to bear the cost of accommodation, feeding and participation for the Golden Arms in the Mali Championship slated for July 11-14 at the Palais Des Sports Samatiu Maigas in Bamako under the auspices of the first lady of Mali.
Mr. Kofi Addo-Agyekum, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kofikrom Pharmacy, producers of K-BALM, said his company’s quest was to get the youth engaged in one sport or the other to promote employment, financial independence, self-esteem and reduction of crime, hence the reason for the continuous support for the least financed sports.
We have donated a good quantity of K-BALM (a herbal pain relieving ointment) to the Golden Arms to be used to massage all the athletes before, during and after the championship, he said.
The K-BALM Boss continued by thanking his friends in the business fraternity, who prefer to remain anonymous, but in diverse ways have assisted in cash and in kind to get Ghana Armwrestling the needed boost.
He called on corporate Ghana to allocate some percentage of their budget for corporate social responsibility towards lesser financed sports.
K-BALM last sponsored Ghana’s hosting of the 9th Africa Championship held in Accra and Ghana’s participation in the 2018 World Armwrestling Championships held in Turkey.
In a related development, Asky Airlines have also offered rebate on tickets for the Golden Arms for the Championship and promised same in future for any of it’s 22 destinations across Africa.
Mr. Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF), expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) for securing travel tickets for the team, K-Balm Ointment, Club Consult Africa, Opportunity International Savings and Loans, Ghana Revenue Authority and others for their support.
He said the Golden Arms who were currently in a residential camp in Accra, were scheduled to leave on Thursday, July 11, to Bamako and hope to win at least 20 medals.
Captain of the team, Edward Asamoah of the Ghana Immigration Service said his team had prepared well for the championship and were ready to defend the country and thanked the technical handlers of the federation for the work they have done on the team.
He assured Ghanaians and their sponsors of a good performance saying they will surely return with some good number of medals.
Source: Ghana News Agency