The “Youth Enrichment through Sports” YES Ghana has donated sports equipment to selected basic schools in the Cape Coast metropolis.
The schools were the University of Cape Coast Primary School, Bakatsir Methodist Junior High School, OLA Presbyterian Basic School, University Practice Senior High School and Apewosika M/A Basic School.
Presenting the items, the Co-ordinator of the YES Ghana project, Prof. Joseph Ogah of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, U.C .C. said the donation was in line with YES Ghana project which is designed to reach girls and boys at the Junior and Senior High schools levels using sports participation as a way to improve both physical activity and fitness levels, and also to educate the youth on the importance of healthy living. The project is a collaboration between Indiana University, USA and the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Cape Coast.
The items consisted of over 5 handballs, 20 volleyballs, 20 soccer balls, 5 hand air pumps, 5 packets of 50 inflation needles, 5 rugby balls, 60 badminton rackets, 20 sleeves of shuttlecocks, 30 Frisbees and10 whistles.
Receiving the items, the various heads of the schools expressed appreciation to YES Ghana for the kind gesture and promised that the equipment would be put into good use for the benefit of the children.
Prof. Ogah was accompanied by Senior Sports Coach, Mr. Charles Obimpeh of the Sports Section of the University of Cape Coast.