The Cross River State Table Tennis Association in partnership with Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Cross River State chapter, is organising a two day Table Tennis Challenge for youths across the state.
Veterans and media practitioners across the state are also included in the competition.
At least 100 people are expected to participate in the tennis competition and the winner will pocket N150, 000.
Vice Chairman of Cross River Table Tennis Association, Usen Umoh , disclosed that the objective is to popularise the game and encourage everyone to play table tennis for physical well-being.
He encouraged sports loving individuals/members of the organised private sector to invest in sports as part of their corporate social responsibility-CSR.
“We are trying to contribute our quota in order to curb youth restiveness and reduce unemployment in the state and country at large. In that direction we are giving out N150,000 as prize money for this competition,” he said.
The Chief Coach of the state table-tennis team, Richard Edem, assured that the two-day event will be memorable, asides popularising the game as part of end of year activities.