Skol Brewery Ltd a fast-growing brewery in the country, through its non-alcoholic malted beverage “PANACHE”, proudly sponsored the Skateboarding competition called “The best of East Africa Championship-Skateboarding”.
The event was held at SOS Village, Kacyiru last Saturday May 27th 2017 and attracted 15 talented young skateboarding performers from East African countries.
Skol Brewery Ltd was honored to have its malted beverage PANACHE be associated with Skateboarding as it goes in line with the overall company values. “One of the goals of our missions is to contribute to the country we are operating in. We truly believe that supporting youth sport is a great way to contribute to long term development as it is proven that high level physical activity, such as Skateboarding, positively influences physical and psychological health in adolescence and later on in life.” Said Haguma Anita, Skol brewery Marketing Director
The aim of this competition was to bring young people together through a common hobby while also showcasing regional talent and encouraging a love for the sport.
Participants were competing in three different categories (Best run contest, Best trick contest, and Highest Ollie contest) from which was selected the overall winner.
The overall winner was Baldwin Wulffaert (1st right on the picture below). He was awarded brand new skateboard equipment. Baldwin is a Belgian residing in Rwanda who enjoys being able to practice new skateboarding tricks at the country’s one and only skate park.
The event started at 2 p.m. and ended around 5 p.m. Performers and supporters were entertained by a professional DJ and were treated with a chilled “PANACHE”.