Over twenty-thousand students will participate in the maiden edition of the Heritage bank Lagos State Skoolympics which comes up from November 2nd to 4th, 2016.
The event which is in collaboration with the state’s school board will see secondary school students from age 14 taking part in five sporting events, basketball, athletics, table tennis, swimming and handball.
Rowe Park Yaba will host the handball and basketball events while athletics, swimming and table tennis will take place at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
The organisers revealed that talents discovered at the tournament will be nurtured and developed to represent Lagos State and Nigeria in international events.
Some of the big wigs that graced the occasion are, athletics legend, Chief Mary Onyali who is the brand Ambassador of the initiative, Special Adviser to the Lagos State, Ayodeji Tinubu among others.