Pacific Games Baton Relay Launched

By Madeleine Pake

The Pacific Games Baton Relay has been launched. Preceding the actual games in July, the national relay aptly called “OilSearch Raunim PNG Relay” after the major sponsor Oil Search, was officially launched on March 25th 2015, by the Prime Minister of PNG, Peter O’Neill.

Teams of selected runners will participate in passing the Games baton around all 22 provinces of Papua New Guinea from June 29th till July 3rd.

As Gold Sponsor of the Games, Daltron management have chosen staff to participate in the relay from each of their offices and resellers around the country, who are eagerly and excitedly awaiting the week long event.

Those in attendance at the launching included Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko, NCD Governor Powes Parkop, the Prime Minister, OilSearch employees and other invited guests.

Governor Parkop said that these games allowed for the opportunity to showcase PNG’s outstanding athletes.

Games tickets went on sale on March 26th, after the launching ceremony at BSP Haus, Harbour City.

As an added bonus to Daltron customers in the lead-up to the Games, Daltron will be giving away free tickets to watch the Games in up-coming promotions. Stay tuned.