As part of her youth engagement plan for pupils and students during the long vacation, SPAR, leading chain of hypermarket stores is organising the 2018 SprintStar Track competition in partnership with Leverage Sports. The ongoing competition is taking place at the Dr. Philip Adegbile Sports Complex, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
According to the organisers, the competition was put together in order to discover young talents in the area of track and field.
In his comment on the partnership, Marketing Head, SPAR Nigeria, John Goldsmith stated that as a brand, they have identified the need to positively engage and develop pupils and students in extra-curricular activities during this long vacation.
In his words, “SPAR Nigeria is delighted to collaborate with Leverage Sports to rightly channel the energies of Nigerian children and youths in sports development. As a brand, we are glad to support sporting activities because it aids to mental and physical health.”
Programme Director, Leverage Sports, Moses Ozoumeh noted that the event is meant to inspire and develop raw talents in children to become stars in future.
Athletic Coach, Ikheobomeh Isaac Osagie, said that this initiative should be sustained for the development of athletics in Nigeria.