Juniors Swimming Championship Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Swimming federation officials receive a dummy cheque and some of the trophies from DSTV representatives Credit:

The Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) has been boosted with a 100 million Uganda shillings package by DSTV.

Part of the money will cater for this Saturday’s National Inter-club Swimming Championship at the Kampala International School of Uganda (KISU).

13 clubs have duly confirmed to take part in this Inter-club Championship.

Also it will facilitate the budget for the National Swimming Independence Gala (set for 7th and 8th October 2017) and the National Open Swimming Championship on 11th and 12th November 2017 at the GEMS Cambridge International School, Butabika in Kampala.

[/media-credit] Uganda’s captain Maya Avice Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Phoebe Nakabazzi of MultiChoice hinted on the essence of such a partnership with the swimming federation;

The decision to sponsor swimming is in alignment with our desire to support local content.

Donald Rukare, the Uganda Swimming Federation president lauded the offer, which he termed as a timely boost towards the activities of swimming in the country.

[/media-credit] Uganda Swimming Federation president Donald Rukare receives the dummy cheque from DSTV’s Phoebe Nakabazzi Credit: DSTV Media

“We are excited about this partnership and the support. This is one of the biggest sponsorship we have ever received. It is a timely boost towards the federation activities,” Rukare stated.

At least Shs35M will be approximately accorded to each of the three events.

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

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