This year’s National County Meet has once again received a major boost following the donation of sets of kits by Port operators, APM Terminals Liberia to the Ministry of Youth & Sports. The items donated consist of branded jerseys valued at $25,000 for all the teams participating in this most prestigious sporting event in Liberia.
At a brief donation ceremony at the APM Terminals, Managing Director for APMT Liberia Mr. Jonathan Graham said the company decided to support the tournament as part of its effort to invest in initiatives that bring out the talents in Liberian youth and help foster national cohesion and development. Mr. Graham emphasized that APMT had been supporting the National County Meet for the past 3 years and see it as a strategic investment into the promotion of Sports and talent discovery from all parts of the country.
“For us at APMT- Liberia, we sponsor the County Meet on the basis of our belief in the Liberia youth as the bedrock for economic development in this country. Our mandate as a company is to provide efficient Port services to ultimately support the economic growth of Liberia and reposition the Freeport of Monrovia as the economic hub of the Mano River Sub-region. We know that this vision will not be realized if the young people of Liberia are not empowered to liberate their talents and creative energies. We see sports as key to this and we will support the discovery and nurturing of talents.” Mr. Graham remarked.
This year’s National County meet tournament began on the 12th of December 2021 under the theme “Commemorating 200 Years of Togetherness Through Sports” and will feature teams from all 16 countries. Last year, Lofa County won the football category while Grand Bassa won the kickball category.
The tournament which was inaugurated in 1956 is one of the most heavily anticipated sports events in Liberia with its final matches drawing thousands of fans from across the country.