The Cape Coast Sports Stadium in the Central region has been chosen for the first ever Senior High Schools (SHS) Festival of Relays, on Wednesday, December 4.
The event being put together by Dreamland SportsPlus is dubbed “Make or Break”, under the theme ‘The Power of the Baton – To make or unmake, no dull moment” is sponsored by Parle Biscuits, Bebe, Dolait Yoghurt, Ice Joy Ice Cream and Hurray Crackers.
Mr. Emmanuel Olla Williams Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dreamland SportsPlus said, all the Senior High Schools in the Central Region have been invited since the programme had been sanctioned by the Central Regional Sports Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
He said he was motivated by Ghana’s performance at the 2019 African Games in Morocco, where the male quartet squad won gold, and the World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar, where the favoured female team dropped their baton.
“Judging by the records of our national athletes’ performances at international Games, I observed that Ghana’s strength lies in the sprint events, particularly the relays, the Festival of Relays is therefore aimed at unearthing talents to be groomed into national and international stars” he said.
He said there would events such as 4 x100m, 4 x200m, 4 x 400m, 4 x 800m, 1,000m mixed relay, 2,400 mixed Medlay and the new 2 x 2 x 400m relay.
He said 30 SHS’s, would be represented by 60 athletes each, totalling 1,800 athletes have confirmed their participation in the competition.
According to Olla Williams, the programme has already started generating arguments among the students and it would be exciting and thrilling.
He called on companies whose brands are associated with sports and education to support the initiative, which would be held in the other regions.
Dreamland SportsPlus is a popular sports and entertainment events management company known for organizing the first ever National Books to Boots Sports Festival, Cheetah Ghana, Communities Strength Challenge and the first ever National Senior High Schools’ 30Km Road Baton Relay.