The National, Tuesday, May 3, 2011
By KEVIN TEME
NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has committed K150,000 to the Stop N Shop Port Moresby Vipers to boost their campaign in the Digicel Cup this season.
During a dinner hosted by the National Capital District Commission at the Holiday Inn last Thursday, Parkop thanked the CPL Group of Companies for taking a bold step to support the franchise club for the second time.
The first installment of K100,000 had already been paid while the balance would be paid during the season.
The dinner was to cement the relationship between the Vipers, the Stop N Shop, a subsidiary of the CPL and the NCDC.
Parkop said with the backing of CPL, the Vipers would continue to raise the bar and ensure that the company became the flag carrier of the National Capital District.
“We thank CPL for the continued support they have given to our team and being the flag barrier of the nation’s capital.
“We feel obliged to come in and work hand in hand with them. Words can not express my gratitude and I thank you, CPL, for the huge support not only in finance but in all aspects of the game,” Parkop said.
Also at the event were city manager Leslie Alu and his deputy Honk Kiap while CPL was represented by chairman Mahesh Patel, CPL Group’s executive director Sudhir Guru, who is also the chairman of the Vipers, marketing manager Prue Go, David Bell and other CPL representatives, and the Vipers players.