The 2021 Annual Bankers’ Sports Gala has taken a virtual dimension following health uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Unlike the past editions where different sports events were played physically, this year’s virtual edition will have activities spread across this month of October under the theme-line: “Fitness, Wellness, Life Style”.
During the official launch held today at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Bank Supervision Directorate of the Bank of Uganda Executive Director, Tumubweine Twinemanzi maintained that this edition will help bankers make exercising a routine part of their lives.
“We are pro-active living and one way is through the annual bankers’ gala. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have spread out the activities for this year. The 21 one-day challenge will help bankers make exercising a routine part of their lives,” Tumubweine told Kawowo Sports.
This annual bankers’ sports gala is organized by the Uganda Bankers’ Association (UBA) under the umbrella of Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services with the theme: Fitness | Wellness | Life Style.
36 Banks including Non-Financial Institutions are eligible to participate in the various activities spread across this whole month of October.
This year’s activities will climax with the mega athletics event (virtual run) on 31st October 2021 with the 3KM, 5KM and 10 KM run events.
The Annual Bankers’Sports Gala is Organized with the main aim of giving back to communities through Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), connect the providers and users of Banking Products as well as services.
Gorretti Masede, CEO Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services was among the VIP dignitaries present. She was flanked by representatives from DFCU Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Equity, Housing Finance Bank, Citi Bank, DFCU Bank, ABSA Bank among others.
2021 Bankers’ Sports Gala | Catalogue of activities:
• 7th October: CEO’s Walk/Run
• 10th – 30th October: Active Living (21 Day
• Fitness Challenge of 5000 steps per day)
• 24th October: Free styling fitness activity video challenge
• 24th October: Mind Sports (Chess) & Online Quiz
• 31st October: Athletics (Virtual Run; 3KM, 5KM, 10 KM)