During this long Easter Holiday, four local teams in Port Moresby and Vanimo will be flying the corporate flag of the bank on the sporting fields.
The teams include the Vanimo Urban Volleyball Association team, the Yonipi Warriors Club of Okapa Block at Haga community, Six (6) Mile Saraga Block in Port Moresby, the volleyball team of Mahuru village and the Kakanas softball team of Port Moresby.
The Vanimo Urban Volleyball association team receives 20 branded T-Shirts (green & yellow) and 20 water bottles, the Yonipi Warriors Clubwho who are playing soccer and rugby football at the Waigani Kone Tigers oval have received 30 branded T-Shirts (green & yellow) with 30 water bottles, the Mahuru volleyball team received 20 T-Shrts (yellow and green) for both men and women, 20 water bottles and 20 caps and the Kakanas softball team who are playing the 44th National Softball Championship Tournament have received 30 T-Shirts, 30 water bottles, 30 caps and 30 string bags, all branded items.
President of the Kakanas Softball team David Manning said the corporate sponsorship that they receive comes with benefits.
“Your corporate sponsorship and benefits include the promotion of the company during the tournament, free publicity of company’s name through preparation and tournament participation and provided passes to watch during the tournament,” he said.
Yonipi Warrior’s club team manager Paul Jacob also expresses similar sentiments to the bank.
“This is a great opportunity for the organisation to advertise and promote its products and services to the people as the event are attracting more than a thousand spectators,” he said.
This sponsoring of merchandises over the years has been part of the bank’s social corporate responsibility whereby as a corporate body, NDB has the duty to protect the interest of the society and or local community whether it be in sports, education, health and others.
Top: Left: Yonipi Warriors Club President Paul Jacob receiving the items from NDB Rep Steven Johns and on the right is the Mahuru Volley Team representatives receiving their items from NDB's Senior Legal Officer Cathleen Sopa.