Ahead of the official kickoff of the National County Sports Meet, a Liberian based in the United States, Wynston Dunbar has made a donation of US$500 as his personal contribution to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
According to a press release yesterday, Mr. Dunbar presented the cash at the ministry in Paynesville and said it was a gesture to make the tournament successful.
According to the release, Mr. Dunbar said Liberia has lots of talents and it is, therefore, important to complement the efforts of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to ensure the adequate promotion of young athletes across the country.
“This is my way of supporting the government to promote the enormous talents in Liberia,” he said.
“You are doing a lot for the youths in this country and as a Liberian, it is incumbent upon me to identify with the younger generation through this initiative.”
“The national county sports meet is everybody’s business despite your role as the official organizers and as such citizens in Liberia and across the world must see it fit to support this prestigious event,” he concluded.
Mr. G. Andy Quamie, Deputy Minister for Sports, and Audrian Smith-Forbes, Deputy Minister for Administration, who received the money on behalf of the Ministry, thanked him for the gesture and appealed to other stakeholders and Liberians in general to exemplify similar posture in order to help fast-track the development of the game throughout the country.
According to the Deputy Ministers, this is the first time since 2009 for an individual to give such a support to the country’s biggest sporting event.
Meanwhile, the county meet will kick-off on March 31, across the country in two disciplines namely football and kickball with the official opening ceremony expected to take place in Gbarnga, Bong County.