THE Gazelle Softball Club (GSC) in Port Moresby received K5,000 worth of sponsorship equipment from their sponsor, Lae Biscuit Company, on Sunday.
Team manager Hulala Tokome described the sponsorship as a morale booster as the club consolidates their position in the final five with 6-1 victory over Kopex last Sunday with the finals starting this weekend.
Gazelle finished the season on third spot with 27 points, two and one point behind minor premiers and defending champions PNG Power on 29 points and Brothers on 28 while Mantarays 21 and Bears 15.
Club president Camillus Kona said he was pleased with the support.
“Lae Biscuit has committed to support the club till 2012. It is now fifth consecutive year for such support, and second year for the company to provide the softball equipment,” he said.
Kona, an officer with PNG Sports Foundation in Port Moresby, said LBC had been great to the club and could not ask for more than the useful equipment from Melbourne.
Lae Biscuit Company representative Christine Petrus, on behalf of her managing director Fabian Chow and the company, said LBC was pleased to assist the club.
“The company has developed a long term mutual understanding and tie a knot till 2012 to support the club,” she said.
Petrus said Gazelle had been proudly displaying Lae Biscuit on softball Diamonds every weekend in Port Moresby, and the LBC and the management was proud of what the club was doing.
Opening batter Resin Totil Jr thanked the company for the support as they prepare for the finals this weekend.
It is expected to be a thriller when the finals count down starts next week.