Accepting the Samoa National Lotto $50,000 donation is the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 Marketing Manager Tuala Farani Chan Tung and Events, Marketing & Distribution Manager Kevin Schuster as presented by the Chief Executive Officer of SNL, Tuala Tamaalelagi Siaki Tuala
BY Lagi Keresoma
APIA, SAMOA: TUESDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2015: The Samoa National Lotto has donated $50,000 to assist Samoa’s hosting of the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 due to open in four days time.
In a brief ceremony this morning, Samoa Nationakl Lotto Chief Executive Officer Tuala Talamalelagi Siaki Tuala expressed their pleasure in helping the organisers of the games in making this a successful event.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the Commonwealth Games organisers was Tuala Farani Chan Tung, and the Marketing Manager for the games Events Marketing & Distribution, Kevin Schuster.
“This is an expensive exercise and we are grateful to the Samoa National Lotto for their assistance,” said Tuala Chang Tung.
SNL is amongst the local companies and organisations that have supported the Games financially.
Part of the funds donated by SNL will go to renovating accommodations at Pesega and Samoa College where some of the teams will be staying.
This will also include the funding of 70 vehicles and buses for the teams transportation.
Tuala Chang Tung said 70 countries within the Commonwealth family have confirmed their participation and Samoa needs to host them well.
The Games organisers are grateful to the Peoples Republic of China for assisting in the redevelopment of the Apia Park stadium which will be the main venue for the games.
“We are looking at $5 – $7 million to host this event,” said Tuala Chang Tung.
The teams will start arriving this week and the opening will be held on Saturday at Apia Park. Already the villages lining the main road from Faleolo International Airport have flags and decorations already along the road to welcome to visiting teams.