The Sports Personality of the Year Award (SOYA) gala continued to receive millions from the corporate sponsors who continued to come in in droves.
With 6 days to go before the best in the sporting fraternity is named as the sports person of the year an event that will be held on Thursday 16th January at KICC.
On Wednesday the 11th January SOYA received a whooping Kshs 3.5 million. The contribution were from Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) that gave Kshs 1.5 million, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) gave Kshs 1 million and Velvet Ventures gave Kshs 500,000 and topped up by dressing the entire selected nominees and guests at the event.
Today morning at the same venue same time more millions dropped in from LOTTO Foundation which gave Kshs 3 million, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) gave Kshs 1 million and Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) gave Kshs 1 million.
The event that was graced by the SOYA patron and Founder Dr. Paul Tergat, he thanked the sponsors for coming up to sponsor the great event that rewards and recognizes the best sports personality in the country.
“We decided to increase the prize money for our various categories as a way of motivating our world conquering sportsmen and women towards greatness also making the awards that have become a national annual fixture a truly memorable and rewarding event,” Tergat said.
The winner of the Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year will take home Kshs 1 million which will not only serve to recognize their selflessness towards excelling in sports but also inspires others to work towards greatness by shining their light and that of kenya through performance in their sporting fields.