The event was organized by Rippinit Productions, Ibadan Nigeria, with support from PROBESEVEN India, The Oyo State Sports Council, MTN Nigeria, Saj Foods LTD, Livingstone College, Nickdel College, Moret College, Maverick College and the students of the International School Ibadan.
Although things were inline, making great events are quite tricky to match the different perspectives. It was proved important to guide the team and inspire to work together.
Here is our team who were behind this great event!
PenPencilEraser encourages sports events and this is one such in highlight. Sports among the youth of today creates life with velocity and produces massive momentum for the overall success as student. With the desire to give the best and create ample success was this tournament encouraged.
Rippinit Productions says, Being keen over it and having proved Sports are a great way to bring people together while building them up and basketball has proven it captures so many of the advantages and benefits more than most other sports. We decided to be responsible for at least one event a year that would help us achieve our goals of helping to mend the challenges we noticed, and we decided to start with basketball.
We were glad to receive support from many to note a few are The Sports Director of Nickdel Group of schools, The Principal of Maverick College, The Director, V.P, Sports Master of Livingstone College, The Deputy Head of Schools Ibadan International School, The secretary of the Oyo State Basketball Association, The head coach of Oluyole Warriors, as well as the other coaches in the Basketball Association and a lot of friends, family and business partners.
Pride, the City of Ibadan:
We decided to start in the city of Ibadan with its 1,000+ Private Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools, as that is where we are based, and where we have most of our contacts. It was a journey full of lessons, some surprises and some moments as expected. Support from other companies was a challenge that was confidently faced and so was the participation. We had provisions for 16 different teams of 3 boys and 1 girl, from different schools, we had about 23 schools that showed convincing interest, few of the 23 gave us letters to confirm participation. Out of all the promises and commitment in writing, few schools paid their registration fee. We decided to ask the schools we had to come with 2 separate teams to make the best of what we had, and it ended up been a wonderful event.
Glance of the Event:
We believe with the success of the first edition, other schools would be more eager to fulfill their interest with actual participation and companies would also be more committed to pitching in to support grassroots events such as this. It was obvious the kids and their coaches and teachers had so much fun, and the winners were rewarded with cups and prizes. Intangible benefits are always hard to measure, however history has shown how important and priceless such benefits are to our lives as human beings.
Winners and Winning Teams:
The winning teams award was bestowed upon their outstanding and winning scores.
The winning team that bagged the First Place was The International School Ibadan, coming in Second place was Moret Comprehensive College and the Third Place was Nickdel College. The winners were awarded with Title, Trophy and Prizes. They were rewarded with Smart Phones, Sport Watches and Back packs respectively. With each member of the team getting an item.
All participants and spectators are eagerly looking forward to the next edition and so are we. We hope to see many more of such events to take place in as many places as possible, with as many participants, many supporters and ample spectators possible over the coming years.
Congratulations! All Winners, Runners & Participants.