Trukai backs Team PNG with K250, 000
Team PNG to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has received timely financial support from Trukai Industries Ltd as they prepare to depart for Tokyo, Japan in the coming days.
Trukai Industries Limited today (July 15th 2021) presented a cheque of K250, 000 to Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) in Port Moresby.
The payment is part of the company’s annual sponsorship that goes to PNGOC from the sale of Trukai Fun Run t-shirts.
Trukai Industries Limited Chief Executive Officer, Alan Preston said the company is pleased to support Team PNG get to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics despite very challenging times to ensure Papua New Guinea (PNG) is represented at this prestigious sporting event.
“It has been a very challenging time for all of us but despite that we are pleased to be able to generate K250, 000 from the fun run t-shirt sales to support Team PNG.
“We are one of the biggest supporters of Team PNG having supported them through the Trukai Fun Run for the past 22 years since 1999.
“With the support of the Trukai Fun Run, Team PNG has been able to attend five (5) Commonwealth Games, five (5) Pacific Mini Games, five (5) Pacific Games and this year’s Tokyo Games will make it its seventh (7) Olympic Games.
“The Olympic dream is the aspiration of many of our elite athletes and we are happy that we can be able to make this dream come true for them.
“We wish the team all the best in the games and we are will be cheering them on from home”, said Preston.
President of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee Sir John Dawanincura in receiving the cheque payment acknowledged Trukai’s sponsorship support to Team PNG in this challenging times and thanked them for the continued partnership and commitment.
“This support enables our Athletes realise their Olympic dreams”.
“Trukai has been a great partner of the PNG Olympic Committee and we are extremely fortunate and grateful to have them as a part of our family of corporate sponsors over the years”, Sir John said.