18th NSSF-KAVC Volleyball Tourney:
8th – 9th AUGUST 2018
At Mubs, Namboole and Lugogo Indoor Stadium

The 18th edition of the NSSF – KAVC International volleyball tournament has today received a massive boost of Ug.shs 50 Million.

The package, a 100% increment from last year’s total sponsorship was announced today at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) main head offices at Workers’ House in Kampala.

Handing over the dummy cheque an the event trophies , NSSF acting head of marketing and communications, Edgar Murungi acknowledged the high degree of transparency and accountability of the tournament hosts (KAVC) and wished the teams, players the best tourney ever.

“As one of our objectives towards the social corporate responsibility target, we have doubled the package from last year’s Ug.shs 25M to 50 M. This money will go to the overall organization of the tournament” Murungi remarked before the media and the local organizing committee members.

Increased Prize winners’ Package
The increase of the lump sum package of the entire tourney has had an adverse impact on the winners’ purse by the close of business of the two day tourney.

“Like we have done for the past 6 years, we shall account for each and every penny in our coffers.

The winning teams (either gender) will each pocket $ 500 and %$ 300 for the runners up”, Mohfat Masaba, President of KAVC clarified to the media.

Foreign teams from Tanzania (Geshi Stars), Kenya (Pipeline, GSU and Prisons), Rwanda, Burundi are all expected to compete in the two day tourney.

Vulnerable Groups
Two categories of the vulnerable catergory (the physically handicapped and the young) have been given priority and a chance to compete.

“Just like the previous edition, there is a special programme for sitting volleyball (for the physically handicapped) and the young group (primary school) “, Masaba said.

Tournament Venues
In a bid for the timely conclusion of preliminary fixtures, 2 auxillary venues of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Namboole Outdoor volleyball courts will be used with the main indoor stadium at Lugogo used as the main venue.

A modest entry fee of U.shs 3000 has been set for all at Lugogo while MUBS and Namboole matches will be free for all.

Special artists have been budgeted for in a bid to spice up the event. Artists in the mould of Cindy Sanyu, Irene Ntale and Jackie Chandiru are already confirmed for that cause.

The event will be run along the theme ‘Championing the better community health and behavior through sports’.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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