The organisers of the annual Adron Games, have announced plans to make this year’s event, which is the 6th edition of the multi sports and entertainment event, more glamorous and memorable.
The detail plan was disclosed at a press parley held at the corporate office of Adron Homes and Property Limited, who are the sponsor of the growing corporate grassroots sports festival in the country.
This year’s event which is equally aimed at celebrating the tenth anniversary of the leading Real Estate and Property Development Company, is themed, ‘The Fit Are The Best.’
Speaking during the parley, the Director-General, Business Strategy of the company, Mr. Ayodeji Ojo-Omoniyi said this year’s event would feature track and field events for Adron workers, landlords, home owners, Adron contractors, tertiary students, as well as partners of the company.
He said, “At Adron Homes and Properties, we’re always showcasing grassroots talents since we started the games six years ago.
“This year, the games would feature 18 track and field events including football, volleyball, basketball, shot put, long jump, tug-of-war and we are also introducing hurdles. We are excited that Tobi Amusan placed Nigeria on the global map with her feat at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, USA.
“We might just discover another Tobi Amusan this year.”
In his own remarks, ex-Nigeria international player and CEO of Match International Limited, who are the Technical Consultant for the games, Waidi Akanni, was quick to praise and thank the Group Managing Director of Adron Homes and Property Limited, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking, for his unflinching commitment to the development of sports in the country, as well as his socio-economic empowerment of the Nigerian youth.
Akanni, a former Lagos FA Chairman, stated that this event which is expected to hold at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, between November 10 and 12 would have more iconic sports and entertainment personalities turning up as the game’s ambassadors.
Since inception, the games has featured track and field queens, ex-internationals, as well as celebrities as ambassadors including Mary Onyali, Falilat Ogunkoya, Mutiu Adepoju, Samson Siasia, Austin Eguavoen, Peter Rufai, Aisha Falode, Daniel Amokachi and dance instructor and fitness coach Kaffy.