Corporate Games wing launch first outing of the season

Corporate Games 2019 launch at the Board room of Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. The games will happen every first Sunday of the month. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

2019 Corporate Games:

Sunday, 3rd February

Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (8 AM – Till Late)

There is a new innovation of games around town where the elite class in the community will refresh themselves every first Sunday of the new month.

These are the Corporate Games, a new initiative (sports Management Company) registered under the Corporate Games Uganda Limited.

Primarily, the company is tasked to organize corporate games, corporate runs, team building, kids league and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), in Uganda with the main objective, ‘Inspiring Cooperates through sports’.

The Corporate Games ideology was launched at the board of Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Thursday, 1st February 2019.

Richard Okot (left) with the Corporate Games secretary Ahmed Kongola sharing a light moment during the launch. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Richard Okot, the vice chairman of the Corporate games hinted on the essence of these games;


We are aiming at bringing together corporate people from various companies on a monthly basis to engage in various sporting activities and creating an environment where individuals from different companies (organizations) go to interact on a personal and team basis as well as networking in terms of businesses and at the end of the season, an annual awards dinner. This will also act as an external team building program for the member companies and will improve on the physical fitness of many employers who are tied up possibly for long hours behind their desks in the corporate world. Our aim is to bring together corporate companies from the various sectors such as Telecommunications, Agriculture, Insurance, Banking, Construction, Beverage, Audit and Accounting, Legislators, Clearing and Forwarding, Government Parastatals, Industries, to mention but a few.

Richard Okot, Vice Chairman Corporate Games
Greggy Busolo, Brand Manager Next Media assured all the games will live broadcast live on Sanyuka Television. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

For starters, the Corporate Games league 2019 will have over 36 companies participating in various games such as football in 10 outings, Athletics, Netball, Volleyball and basketball in six outings, swimming, Tag of war, pool, woodball and a number of fun games every first Sunday of the month, beginning February.

Fee:

Each team that participants in the league shall be required to pay a registration or subscription fee of 5,000,000.

The money guarantees companies to the all the activities, family day outs for all age groups, a supplement of a magazine where all companies advertise as well as a dinner table of 10 at the end of the season on the last Friday of November.

Ahmed Kongola (middle) explains to the media during the launch. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Since the games will be streamlined live on Sanyuka Television, as well as on the company social media plat forms, the companies are assured of more visibility and advertising to the general public.

By-laws:

No licensed players will be allowed to take part in these games.

Non-working staff shall also not be allowed to participate.

Some of the confirmed companies:

Bank of Uganda, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA), Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), Uganda National Council For Science and Technology (UNCST), Watoto Church, Mandela National Stadium, Mengo Hospital, Uganda Police, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Next Media (NBS TV), UMC Victoria Hospital, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), Royal Van Zanten (RVZ), Fiduga (Dummen Orange), Petroleum Authorities of Uganda, Uganda Baati, Kyambogo University, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Graphics system, Darling Uganda Limited, EFC Uganda Limited (MDI), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

Vivian Tendo, Sports and Recreations Officer at Mandela National Stadium. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

As the management of Mandela National Stadium, we are more than ready to host the Corporate Games every first Sunday of the new month. This is a good opportunity for the corporate family to associate and mingle.

Vivian Tendo, Sports and Recreations Officer, Mandela National Stadium
Fyrinah Birungi, PR Darling Uganda addresses the media during the launch. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Darling Uganda is glad and excited to be one of the companies duly registered for the 2019 Corporate Games. We are looking forward a successful season where we shall network as usual as well keep fit

Fyrinah Birungi, PR Darling Uganda
Thomas Bamuteeze, a Corporate Games official anticipates a great timing through the 2019 season, PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

First aid and other medical facilities will be offered by Victoria Medical.

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