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Wilma Running And Ron For Run Donate Running Items To O. J. Athletics Club

Wilma Running and Ron for Run are both from the Netherlands have donated some sports items to O. J. Athletics Club in Ghana. The donation took place some weeks ago at the Paa Joe Sports Stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. Wilma Running and Ron for Run Donate Running items to O. J. Athletics Club.

Wilma Running And Ron For Run Donate Running Items To O. J. Athletics Club
Coach O. J. 2nd from right with Mr. Stan Lommennen and O. J. Athletes

In an interview with Head Coach of O. J. Athletics Club, Mr. Charles Amankwah Oware Junior popular known as Coach O. J.) he said this to Athleticshour.com “one day, during our training hours at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, he was also there so when he saw us training, he approached me and asked some few questions.

Mr. Stan Lommenen “wherefrom these athletes, are they athletic club?’’

I responded yes, we are an athletic club.  He started asking me a lot of questions.

Mr. Stan Lommenen “are you having a sponsorship?”

I said no. So he told me that he has friends who have shops, and they sell training kits so he will talk to them and see if he will be able to get us some training kits, but he isn’t promising us.

I was there one day and he called and informed me that he has gotten the training kits for us, so he later called and told me he will be in Ghana by September. On 28th September 2021, he brought the things to us at the Paa Joe Stadium – KNUST and presented them to us.

Some of the items include running shoes, vests, tops, stretches, and training canvas. We were much happy and each athlete received something on that day.

Wilma Running And Ron For Run Donate Running Items To O. J. Athletics Club
Coach O. J. and his athletes

The team’s captain, Eric Antwi said “on behalf of the entire team gave thanks to Mr. Stan Lommenen for the items presented to them. He also May God richly bless him, his family, and all those who donated these items”.

I also thanked him a lot for these beautiful kits presented to us today on 28th September 2021, and we will never forget this date. We do appreciate everything you’ve done for us and we say a big thanks to you and your friends who supported us with these items, we say May God bless you all. When you reach the Netherlands safely, send them our regards”.

By Awal Sule Mohammed


By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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