Eric Nkansah Foundation Launched and Appealed for Support
Eric Nkansah Foundation Launched and Appealed for Support – The Eric Nkansah Foundation has been launched on Saturday, 25th June 2022 at the Conference Hall at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
The launch of the foundation was in accordance with the great Eric Nkansah initiative to support athletes back home. Although, the foundation was in existence and has helped a lot of athletes in the country.
The event was attended by prominent personalities from the security services, tertiary institutions, and athletics club coaches in Ghana. The atmosphere was extraordinary during the unveiling of the foundation. read more
Who is Eric Nkansah?
Eric Nkansah was born in December 1974. He was a Ghanaian National Athlete and he specialised in the 100m dash. After his successful career in athletics, he relocated to the United States. He is currently residing in Denver Colorado. He was among the record holders in the 4×100m relay in 38.12 seconds. They achieved this record in 1997 at the World Championships in Athens where the team placed fifth in the final. He also participated in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. He won a bronze medal at the 2006 African Championships. He has a personal best of 10.00 seconds in the 100m.
According to him the main aim of the foundation is to help the upcoming athletes which include the Para-athletes. He also appealed for support from both local and abroad, because the work is difficult for a single person to handle.
“We need to come together as a team as push the Ghana athletics to reach a greater height,” he said.
He also commended the Ghana Athletics Association for the relentless work they are doing and also the Past Athletes Association of Ghana (PAAG) for their effort. read more
“Eric Nkansah Foundation is open for all and everyone can join us with the little support we will appreciate. There will be a bank account and all benevolent individuals can contribute through that,” he disclosed.
He stressed the disabled athletes who don’t use their disability as an opportunity to beg but rather come to the stadium to come train. They don’t have support and we need to help them in that way to be able to achieve their goals.
Eric Nkansah was sponsored by Puma during his running days. He was voted twice as the best athlete in Ghana and won several medals in both local and international competitions.