Pacific Industries through their Pepsi Brand, will continue to sponsor the Capital Rugby Competition in Port Moresby, as they have been doing for the last five years.
“For us, we are a passionate rugby family and business, we have always thought that PNG has so many talented athletes and it is really about setting up some good platforms for our athletes to be able to take it to the next level in terms of making it a profession,” said Pacific Industries Representative, Mr Ashlon Chue.
“We have sponsored this competition for the last five years and with everything that is going on in the world right now, especially with COVID-19, it is good that we come out and support community activities through sports,” said Mr Ashlon.
K50 000 in cash has been put forward by the beverage company, to support the running of the competition and the development of the code in the country.
“We normally sponsor in a few different ways; cash is a component to help with the rental of the field and lights.”
“We also sponsor in kind, by providing officials and teams with refreshment and beverages and with the new normal, we have sponsored all the hand sanitizers for officials and at all entry points into Bava Park.”
“We will also set up hand sanitizing/washing stations, which SOE Controller advised to have installed, if Bava Park is to reopen and host games,” explains Mr Chue.
“Also from a corporate perspective, we like to use this platform, not just to sponsor this competition but to support the rugby union community, as it is a good pathway to teach youth discipline, good team values and through sponsors, they can be able to look for job opportunities.”
“It is good to get back and give back to the community,” added Mr Chue.
The Pacific Industries is part of a number of companies that came onboard to support and sponsor, in cash and kind, the Capital Rugby Union Competition in Port Moresby.