Bayelsa SWAN to hold 6km road race for journalists — Chairman
The Bayelsa State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria says it has concluded plans to hold a 6km road race for journalists in the state.
Its Chairman, Alambo Datonye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Yenagoa that the race was to create a pathway for journalists to engage in physical exercise.
Datonye said the event had been fixed for August 30 as part of the initiatives to promote sports, especially athletics.
According to him, participants will include all journalists in Bayelsa State irrespective of their medium.
He said: “This is a new event in the state.
“We have made good plans for the race; we have no sponsors for now, but in the subsequent ones, we may have.
“Well, some individuals are helping the association to ensure its success; I urge journalists to embrace it and give it total support.
“Physical exercise is as good as the food we eat.”
On the award of prizes, Datonye said plans were underway to decide exactly what to give, adding: “It can be money but we have not concluded.
“I have the hope that the programme will continue and stand as an annual event for journalists in the state.”
The Chairman of the Organising Committee, Love-day Herbert, said the theme for the race is: “Promoting Sports and Healthy Living Among Journalists.”
Herbert expressed optimism that the event would go a long way to enable journalists to keep fit.
According to him, the take-off point of the event will be at the INEC Junction and terminate at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Ovom, Yenagoa Local Government Area.