As we go down to Kakamega County, SOYA is matching onto adulthood, in this 18th edition of the awards, with boldness and courage that better days lie ahead for our sportsmen and women,” remarked Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) founder Dr. Paul Tergat
Tergat made remarks when the 2021 Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) received on Thursday, sponsorship of KES 4 million from the Lotto Foundation, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Safaricom PLC.
The card only event will be held in Kakamega County on 25th January, 2022, at the Bukhungu Stadium hosted by the main sponsors, the County Government of Kakamega.
The other sponsors of this year’s gala event are the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), the Lotto Foundation, Kenya Academy of Sports (KAS), CPF Financial Services, Safaricom PLC, Kenya Pipeline and New KCC.
“I am particularly impressed and encouraged by the enthusiasm by counties to welcome SOYA such as Kakamega County this year. Outside of Nairobi County where it all began; we have previously been hosted by Nakuru and Mombasa Counties. We are indeed grateful,” noted an elated Tergat.
He also thanked the corporate sponsors who have supported this initiative over the years and continue to do so without hesitation.
Speaking at the sponsorship announcement and handover ceremony, Tergat, celebrated Kenyans, specifically the sporting fraternity for their staying power in 2021, as the globe slowly emerged from the pandemic into a buzz of activities.
“This year, our awards gala reflects on the continued bravery of our sports men and women despite the global pandemic.