A Liberian residing in the United States of America, Wynston Dunbar has donated US$ 500 to organizers of the National County Sports meet.
The U.S based Liberian said his gesture is meant to complement efforts by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in its quest to promote young athletes across the country.
Mr. Dunbar made the donation on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when he paid a visit to the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
He said it’s incumbent upon well meaning Liberians to identify with the younger generation through initiative like the County Meet.
Receiving the amount on behalf of the Ministry, Deputy Sports Minister G. Andy Quamie and Audrian Smith-Forbes, Deputy Minister for Administration thanked Mr. Dunbar for the gesture. The Deputy Ministers in separate remarks called of others Liberians to emulate the good example of Wynston Dunbar.
The national County Sports Meet is an annual event organized by the Ministry of Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs to foster peace and reconciliation.
This year’s edition will be held under the theme ‘UNITING LIBERIA AFTER ELECTION” and is scheduled to start on March 31 in Gbarnga, Bong County, with Liberia’s chief patron of sports, His Excellency George Mannah Weah taking the kickoff.
Owing to what the organizers called financial constraints, the 2017-2018 County Meet will be played in just two disciplines; namely football and kickball.
Group ‘A’ features Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru and River Gee, with group matches taking place in Greenville.
Group ‘B’, which will be based in Gbarnga, consists of Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Lofa.
Group ‘C’ consists of Grand Bassa, River Cess, Montserrado and Margibi and will be based in Buchanan.
Finally, Group ‘D’ will feature Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Bomi to be based Robertsport.