Motorsport Pleads For Sponsorship

The Botswana Motor Sport (BMS) has called for financial assistance ahead of the Motocross of Africa Nations (MXoAN) this August in Uganda PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The Botswana Motor Sport (BMS) has called for financial assistance ahead of the Motocross of Africa Nations (MXoAN) this August in Uganda PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Motor Sport (BMS) has sent a SOS call ahead of the Motocross of Africa Nations (MXoAN) this August in Uganda.

BMS confirmed last week that it will send the national team to the annual event, but faces an uphill battle to raise funds for the trip. Speaking to The Monitor Sport recently, BMS’ public relations officer, Daryll Ellitson, said the association’s annual budget is depleted and called on the private sector for sponsorship.

“We have 25% of our annual budget allocated for national teams. But it usually doesn’t cover the total costs. It would be great if we could get the private sector to step in, there is a saying that the sum of the parts equals a whole. In other words whatever those who are willing to sponsor can afford it will be welcome and we intend to build a relationship with sponsors,” he said. Ellitson also said despite a lengthy ban on competitive sport locally, the riders have been hard at training preparing for the August championship.

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