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Team SO Nigeria Welcome Reception from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Team SO Nigeria Welcome Reception from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

The Special Olympics Nigeria delegates were ceremoniously welcomed from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday the 26th of March, 2019. The occasion was held to celebrate the achievements of the athletes who were victorious in the 8 Olympic Type sports (Athletics, Aquatics, Badminton, Cycling, Unified Basketball, Unified Football, Unified Volleyball, and Table Tennis) in which they competed from the 14th to the 21st of March, 2019.

The Chairman Mr. Victor Osibodu gave a welcome address recognizing and appreciating the athletes, the Special Olympics Nigeria board members, the coaches, care givers and the medical doctor. He also appreciated the sponsors: Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, Central Securities Clearing System PLC (CSCS), Globacom Limited, Stanbic IBTC Holdings, Prime Atlantic Limited, Benin Electricity Distribution Company PLC (BEDC), Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Caverton Offshore Support Group PLC, Punch Nigeria Limited, Channels Television, Vigeo Holdings Ltd, Nikky Taurus Nigeria Limited, Leadway Assurance Company Limited,  SO&U Group, Phillips Consulting Limited,  Arkleen Oil and Gas, Axa Mansard Insurance, Jumia Nigeria, and the donations from several individuals without whom the participation of the Special Olympics Nigeria delegates at the games would not have been possible.

Mr. Osibodu, celebrated the athletes and partners who returned home with 63 individual medals explaining that in Special Olympics Nigeria, the individual athletes and not the sporting events are celebrated hence, the medals are not counted per sporting event but per athlete. He concluded stating that over 15 board directors and family members took time off their busy schedules to attend the games and give their support. Reaffirming how dear Special Olympics Nigeria is to members of the board and their commitment to ensuring the best is given to the athletes and making sure they are always celebrated.

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