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Danish-based Gambian presents medals to GAA

Dec 8, 2011, 2:39 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Alassan Jallow, a Gambian philanthropist based in Denmark, has continued to give more support to the Gambia Athletics Association (GAA) with the presentation of 204 medals to the officials of the association, Pointsport desk was reliably informed.

This latest presentation took place recently at the GAA office at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Jallow’s contribution to the development of athletics in recent years is described by the GAA top brass as unprecedented given the fact that in the past 12 months, he has donated an impressive number of 408 medals to the association for the usage of different athletics track and field events.

The gesture by Jallow, who has a great passion and love for athletics as evident in his immense contribution, is similar to previous presentations of medals he has done towards the association recently.

This latest presentation has brought the total number of donated medals to 408 by the illustrious Gambian philanthropist in just two years.

Jallow’s dream is to see the Gambia athletics in the forefront of the international arena as the country sets its sight on winning medals at the international stage to raise its flag.

Reacting to the news of Jallow’s humanitarian gesture, Alhaji Dodou Joof, aka Capi, the newly elected president of the GAA, seized the opportunity to lash praises on the donor for what he referred to as his tremendous support, generosity and interest in promoting and encouraging Gambian athletes over the years.

“We hope that Jallow’s dream of seeing Gambian athletes performing at the highest athletics standard will come to realization and we all look forward to this achievement in future,” Capi said.

“We hope other Gambian philanthropists in the Diaspora will emulate Mr Jallow in his drive and efforts to develop and promote athletics to the highest level.”

Capi also assured the donor that the medals will go a long way in boosting the morals of the athletes and encouraging them to take keen interest in athletics.