Event manager Erin Tierney says the enthusiasm from the local business community has been fantastic towards supporting the competition, which is to be held on September 7.
“A big meitaki maata to Air Rarotonga who are sponsoring flights from Mauke, Mitiaro, Mangaia, Atiu and Aitutaki,” said Tierney.
“This generous support enables outer island students to compete alongside Rarotonga’s college students and we are over the moon with this latest development.”
Air Rarotonga marketing manager Sarah Moreland said they are excited to be involved in the initiative.
“Our airline is happy to support southern group youth to attend the track and field meet,” she said.
Also supporting the event are Vonnia’s, Tile Centre (Tina Numanga), Prime Foods, Mareko’s Store, Bank of the Cook Islands, Ministry of Culture and CISNOC.
Tierney said the events team extends a warm welcome to our family of sponsors and looks forward to nurturing and developing these relationships in the future.
“These generous sponsors typify the interest in youth sport initiatives in the wider community. Our youth are capable of so much and it’s up to all of us to create opportunities where they can have fun and positive experiences.”
The National Stadium will be a hive of activity and excitement for the championships, with Tony Fe’ao acting as MC for the event.
Anyone still wanting to put their hand up to volunteer as an official is asked to contact Erin Tierney.