Nine para-athletes were awarded national colours at a ceremony held on 25 June 2018, ahead of their departure to Berlin, Germany to take part in the 2018 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Grand Prix. The event will run from 30 June to 1 July.
NamPower, through its Foundation sponsored the Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) with the amount of N$400,000.00, to enable its athletes to take part in the last IPC Grand Prix of the season. Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of the company, Gladwin Groenewaldt reiterated that NamPower’s sponsorship to the NPC is evidence of the company’s commitment to the development of sports in the country. Groenewaldt congratulated the team on the national colours and wished them well on their journey to Germany.
The NamPower Foundation has, since 2011, been the main sponsor of Disability Sport Namibia, which is the umbrella body for Special Olympics Namibia and Paralympics Namibia. The achievement of DSN athletes internationally over the years, speaks volumes of the impact NamPower’s support has had on the programmes of Disability Sports Namibia.