MONROVIA: This year, the National Sports County Meet once again received a major boost following the donation of kit sets by APM Terminals Liberia, a Monrovia Free Port operator, to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The donated items consist of branded jerseys valued at USD 25,000 for all teams participating in this most prestigious sporting event in Liberia.
In a brief donation ceremony at the offices of APM Terminals, APMT Liberia Managing Director, Mr. Jonathan Graham, said the company has decided to support the tournament as part of his company’s efforts to invest in initiatives that bring out the talents of Liberian youth and help foster national cohesion and development.
Graham pointed out that the APMT has supported the National County Sports Meet for three years and sees it as a strategic investment in promoting the sport and discovering talent from all regions of the country.
“For us at APMT-Liberia, we sponsor the County Meet based on our belief that young Liberians are the cornerstone of the economic development of this country. Our mandate as a company is to provide efficient port services to ultimately support Liberia’s economic growth and to reposition the Monrovia Freeport as the economic center of the Mano River Union sub-region. We know that this vision will not be realized if the youth of Liberia are not empowered to unleash their talents and creative energies. We see sport as the key to all of this and we will support the discovery and development of talent, ”Graham said.
This year’s National County Sports Meet tournament began on December 12, under the theme “Commemorating 200 Years of Togetherness Through Sport”.
The tournament features men’s and women’s teams from Liberia’s 15 political subdivisions. In 2020, Lofa County won the soccer category while Grand Bassa won the kickball (women) category.
The tournament, which was inaugurated in 1956, is Liberia’s most anticipated sporting event with its final matches drawing thousands of fans from across the country.