Kenya Pipeline boosts Kenya Volleyball Federation ahead of Golden Jubilee celebrations

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Kenya Pipeline boosts Kenya Volleyball Federation ahead of Golden Jubilee celebrations

Joel Omotto 16:00 - 26.03.2024

Kenya Pipeline Company has given the Kenya Volleyball Federation a shot in the arm as it plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a volleyball extravaganza.

As part of its 50th-anniversary celebrations, the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has forged a significant partnership with the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) to sponsor a three-day volleyball spectacle titled the "KPC@50 Volleyball Extravaganza."

Scheduled from Friday April 5 to Sunday April 7 at the Kasarani and Nyayo Stadium volleyball courts, this tournament promises to be a riveting showcase of talent, camaraderie, and celebration.

It will feature top-tier men's and women's national league teams, along with a thrilling showdown among retired volleyball legends from the national league.

Moreover, the tournament will incorporate exhibition matches featuring high school boys' and girls' teams hailing from the country's most distinguished schools, adding a layer of excitement and inclusivity to the event.

During the sponsorship cheque handover ceremony, Dinah Kirwa, KPC's Human Resource & Administration General Manager, emphasized the company's unwavering dedication to sports promotion and youth empowerment.

"This three-day volleyball tournament rubberstamps our commitment to transform the lives of the youth in Kenya through sports promotion as a viable source of livelihood and national pride," said Kirwa, whose company has sponsored the event to a tune of Ksh1.3 million.

Kirwa commended the KVF for its pivotal role in nurturing and advancing the sport within the country. She expressed delight in partnering with KVF to organise an event aimed at developing sports talent and ensuring the enduring legacy of volleyball as a source of national pride.

KVF boss Charles Nyaberi hailed KPC as a dependable ally in the federation's mission to cultivate volleyball at all levels, from grassroots initiatives to elite competition while expressing confidence that the "KPC@50 Volleyball Extravaganza" would inspire future stars and contribute to the ongoing growth and excellence of the sport.

"KPC has been a dependable partner to the federation for over 40 years. Their commitment to develop volleyball from the grassroots has seen the sport grow tremendously. This tournament will definitely inspire future stars as we grow the game together," said Nyaberi.

Notably, KPC has demonstrated its commitment to volleyball through its flagship women's volleyball team, Kenya Pipeline Volleyball Club, established in 1984.

The club boasts an illustrious record, with seven gold medals at the African championships and numerous victories in the Kenyan Volleyball League.

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