Bluesky Samoa, in collaboration with Business Systems Limited (B.S.L.), donated $15,000 to the Iva Sevens rugby tournament yesterday.
Tournament organisers accepted the donation at Bluesky’s headquarters at Maluafou.
ReverendTonuMauafu said the tournament is a pathway to develop the game of sevens rugby amongplayers in Savai’i.
“We are thankful to Bluesky and B.S.L. for their support for our 10th year celebration of the establishment of sevens rugby in Iva, Savai’i,” Rev. Tonu said.
“The donation will be allocated towards the prizemoney for our tournaments, which $10,000 is for the winner of our main tournament.
“It will be a three days celebration from Thursday-Saturday of this week with various programmes on each day.”
Rev. Tonu said the programme will open with a parade from Iva to Prince Edward’s Park and there will also be an U18 sevens tournament where Leulumoega Fou College in Upolu will compete with seven teams from Savaii.
“On Friday, we start the main tournament where 21 teams comprising six teams from Upolu and 15 from Savaii will be vying for the title.”
“On Saturday we will have the Bluesky family fun day, also the Samoa tag and Netball Open Day, but there will also be a girls’ 7’s tournament where only two teams from Savaii will participate.”
“In honor of Pinktober, we will also help promote awareness of cancer by wearing pink,”Rev. Tonu said.
Country Manager for Bluesky, Alex Abraham said they have supported this event for the last four years.
“It is related to our sponsorship with rugby and most importantly this event is community inclusive.”
B.S.L. Marketing Manager, Leeroy Feaunati said it is all part of B.S.L’s assistance not only through education, but also sports where a healthy lifestyle is significant in having a healthy learning mind.