By Theodore Opara
A TWO-day Auto RallyCross and Golf tournaments will hold in Sagamu, Ogun State tomorrow and Sunday, aimed at making this year’s Children Day celebration a memorable one for the children within Sagamu and its environ.
The event is being put together by Work & Play, an event marketing company, in conjunction with SMT Volvo and National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC.
Speaking on the forthcoming event, Business Development Executive of Work & Play, Miss Kome Brown, disclosed that apart from SMT Volvo, notable companies like Toyota, JAC, and Kia are also behind the event, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria. Also, private individuals, who are rally enthusiasts, have signed up to participate at the event with various car models. She explained that work and play was developed as a platform for events of corporate interest like golf tournament, motor sports, outdoor sports, horse-back riding among others. She added that this particular event was conceived to be run between as activities involving employee and the local communities. The concept is to make fun and entertainment a corporate culture while engaging the host community.
According to Brown, the race will hold on the newly opened Sagamu expressway on a distance of about 3 to 5 kilometers and the crowd would assemble on both sides of the road. She also discolosed that the Sagamu event was the introductory part of the rally billed to take part in Lagos in time to come.
According to her, the event will kick off with the motor rally on the first day, which would entail state of the arts vehicles from Toyota, JAC and Kia, slugging it out to the admiration of visitors.
In his remark, a staff of SMT Volvo, who would not want his name in print, said it had been discovered that in Nigeria, it is all about work and no play. So, we came up with something to engage people and take away the stress like in most part of the world, which is the rally and golf contest.