Huawei Technologies Ghana, last weekend signed a strategic partnership with organizers of the Rush Community Basketball Tournament, Gametime Entertainment, to sponsor the 10 week flagshiptournament whichtakes place every Sunday at the Accra Polytechnic Basketball Court.
The tournament, which engages close to 1000 people in the Basketball fraternity each week, welcomed Huawei on board last Sunday. As part of the sponsorship package, players and attendees were given the opportunity to experience flagship Huawei devices like the Huawei G8, P8, Media pad and Y Series range of phones.
Robin Sun, Country Manager for Device Business at Huawei Technologies Ghana said,“Huawei believes in development of sports as well as investing in the youth and that is our reason for sponsoring this tournament”.
“The Rush Community Basketball Tournament is a perfect opportunity for us to support lesser known sports while contributing to the development of our youth in Ghana,” he added.
Fans at last weekend’s tournament experienced keenly-contested encounters, which led to interesting results. In the first of three games played, the Cape Coast Bears edged out the Sakumono Chargers in a match that gave spectators no respite in excitement. The second and third games saw the Osu Hawks and Tudu Warriors defeat their counterparts, the Teshie and Korle-bu Kings respectively.
Founder of Gametime Entertainment, Lewis Fadipe said, “It’s great to have a global brand like Huawei on board to support our venture”. “Huawei’s partnership with the Rush Community Basketball Tournament means further inspiration for the players to excel, seeing that the MVP gets a sleek Huawei P8 device. We look forward to a fruitful partnership,” he added.
Ghanaian HipLife icon, EL, was the celebrity guest for last weekend’s event. The award-winning celebrity graced the occasion with his youthful flair and energy to the excitement of patrons.
He encouraged both players and fans to continue supporting the game of basketball. Players and spectators also enjoyed Huawei “selfie” moments with the celebrity using the Huawei G8.
Huawei Technologies Ghana, has played a key role in Ghanaian sports development over the past few years.
Notable among Huawei’s previous sponsorships is lucrative partnership with the senior national team, the Black Stars in 2014 and the 2015 Millennium Marathon in Accra. The finals for the Rush Community Basketball Tournament will be on Sunday December 20, 2015.