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Team SO Nigeria Send forth to the 2019 World Summer Games, Abu Dhabi

Team SO Nigeria Send forth to the 2019 World Summer Games, Abu Dhabi

On Friday the 8th of March, 2019, the send forth and media parley for Team SO Nigeria held at Vigeo Holdings Nigeria Limited Ikoyi. The ceremony took place in honor of the Special Olympics Nigeria athletes competing at the 2019 World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE from the 14th to the 21st of March 2019.

In attendance were Special Olympics Nigeria athletes, family members, and corporate sponsors. On behalf of the chairman, Mr. Charles Akindayomi kicked off the ceremony by appreciating both the new and existing sponsors that support Special Olympics Nigeria. He also expressed confidence in the ability of Team SO Nigeria to do well and return victorious from the world games.

Team SO Nigeria will be represented by an 84-man delegate consisting of 60 Special Olympics Nigeria Athletes and 24 officials which includes coaches, caregivers and medical personnel who will assist them in the travel and competition. The 60 athletes will participate in 8 Olympic-type sports –Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Table-tennis, Volleyball, Swimming and Cycling and we wish them the best in all categories. We wish the athletes the very best in their travels and competition and will be supporting and cheering them on from here.

The occasion ended with a photo session with all the Special Olympics Nigeria Athletes who will be competing at the world games due to the support of individuals and organizations such as Union Bank, Central Securities Clearing System PLC, Caverton Offshore Support Group, Vigeo Holding Limited, Philips Consulting, Globacom, Stanbic IBTC, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Soulcomms, Axa Mansard and more who made the participation of our athletes at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games possible.

To see pictures from the send forth, click here.

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