Organisers of the Calabar 2014 National Sports Festival, tagged the Centenary Games, have assured would-be sponsors of full value for their money.
Cross Rivers state sports commissioner, Patrick Ugbe, said yesterday that the state was planning a sports fiesta that would attract a global audience that would give sponsors good mileage.
He noted that the games marketing team have equally drawn up a package that would make sponsors get good returns on investment even after the fiesta.
He noted that anybody who was at the games logo and mascot unveiling ceremony which took place March 22 at the Venetian event centre, Calabar, would agree that sponsors were in for a treat and as such should throw their weight behind the games.
“At the logo cum mascot unveiling ceremony, the marketing team came up with a wonderful blueprint for sponsors. Calabar 2014 is not just going to be all about sports, but a blend of sports, tourism and entertainment which is what our great city is now synonymous with. So, my appeal to corporate bodies is to throw their weight behind the games,” Ugbe stressed.
It would be noted that Cross Rivers state Governor, Sen. Liyel Imoke, had during the mascot and logo unveiling ceremony, assured that Cross River would raise the National Sports Festival bar by hosting a festival that was ICT compliant.