THE maiden edition of Oyo SWAN Pensioners’ Indoor Games begins on today in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The event, which is organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State Chapter, in collaboration with Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Oyo State Council, is the first of its kind in Nigeria.
According to Chairman, SWAN, Oyo State Chapter, Olaolu Fawole, senior citizens will compete for laurels in Ayo Olopon, draughts and cards during the two days sporting event.
Fawole disclosed that the maiden edition would be used to test run the programme, assuring that subsequent editions would be more competitive.
He explained further that the competition would equally afford the participants to wine and dine, as it was meant to make them relax.
Oyo SWAN chairman added that every participant would be issued a certificate of participation, while winners in each category would be presented with prizes.
Fawole added that for years, focus had always been on younger generations when it came to sports programmes and Oyo SWAN deemed it fit to bring senior citizens together and make them to know that they could win prizes from the games they had been playing at the corner of their homes.
Oyo SWAN chairman maintained that the association would not relent at promoting sports through journalism, which has been the motto of the association.