Pom auction fetches K139, 000 for Team PNG

Despite the tough economic times, business houses still fronted up on Thursday night to help raise K139, 000 in Port Moresby to send Team PNG to next month’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

There was a small turnout, but President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura said it was understandable with the current economic crisis plus with APEC preparations underway in the nation’s capital.

He was still appreciative to all the corporate bodies plus the government for their continued support to Team PNG’s endeavours.

13, 900 shirts were sold at the Royal Papua Yacht Club for 98 schools in and around Port Moresby.

The top five bidders in Port Moresby for the 2018 Trukai Fun Run auction: International Training Institute ( K25,000) Post PNG Ltd ( K16,000), National Development Bank (K11,000), City Pharmacy Ltd ( K11,000), and Steel Industries ( K9,000).

Meantime, the auction in Lae sold K17, 000 shirts sold showering in in K175, 300 (inclusive of auction items sold) on Wednesday this week.

CEO for Trukai Industries, Greg Worthington- Eyre said Trukai has been a proud sponsor of the Trukai Fun Run since 1983.

“The Trukai Fun Run is a big part of our hearts”.

He also conveyed his thanks to the corporate sponsors and the government.

The Commonwealth Games will run from April 4-15.

Troy Taule