By Sok Lak
Toward upcoming 26th SEA Games in November this year, private partners stand out to help to inspires Cambodian national athletes through offering cash awards for them to achieve great result for the country.
On August 8, Cambrew Company known as Angkor Beer signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) to promise award US$3,000 for individual athletes who win goal and US5,000 for group who win a goal medal while award US$500 for individual and US$1,000 who win a silver medal.
Under the witness of H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Ministry of Tourism and President of NOCC, he expresses his welcome to private partners for their cooperation and contribution on sport field to promote the development of the nation.
During the ceremony, H.E. Thong Khon, said that in encouragement for athletes to get more medals, the Royal Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will hands over cash award with US$6,000 to an athlete who wins the goal medal, US$4,000 and US2,000 respectively to athletes who achieve silver and bronze medals.
“Addition on government awards, two private companies also come to sponsor Cambodian athletes,,” he stressed.
Mr. Say Sana Phommasy, Director of Cambrew Company, said that company support for Cambodia’s athletes to encourage them to have confident to win champion for the country and the Cambodian people. “Cambrew always support you, Cambodian athletes,” he emphasized.
There are 163 Cambodian athletes including 28 females from 20 federations with 67 delegates and coach to attend 26th SEA Games in Indonesia. In 25th SEA Games, Cambodia won three goal medals, 19 silver medals and 18 bronze medals.