The Sol2023 Ambassadors program yesterday jetted off on tour to Ulawa Island, Makira province.
As part of the GOC’s Community Engagement program, this tour will be the sixth rolled out this year since the launch of the Ambassadors program in early March of this year.
Provinces and islands that have been visited include; Guadalcanal, Shortland Islands (Western province), Malaita, Choiseul and Makira provinces.
Makira province has last week saw Games Ambassador, Primo Higa touring Santa Ana right through to Kirakira, and will see another of their own sporting icon and Games Ambassador Jim Marau visit Ulawa this week.
Marau’s tour schedule will cover seven communities and four schools on Ulawa island, starting at Mouta village.
Ambassadors tour team leader, Faith Pwe’a said that having Jim on the tour is a plus for the program.
“Athletics is one of the most popular sports in the province and having Jim come on this tour is an added bonus to the program.
“Jim is a national icon – probably the most successful athlete to have come out of the province. He is the only Solomon Islander to have ever won gold in the 100m sprint event at any Pacific Games.
“We believe having Jim share his experiences, achievements and Games updates will help motivate young aspiring athletes on the island to want to be more involved in sports and help communities to continue organizing and participating in sports,” Pwe’a said.
A brief interview of Jim Marau is available on the Official Sol2023 XVII Pacific Games Facebook and YouTube pages.
More information on the Games Ambassadors program can be accessed via the Official Sol2023 Pacific Games website (www.sol2023.com.sb).