Members of the public can participate in the SOYA Awards nominations by sending by sending an SMS to 5556, Soya chairman, Paul Tergat has announced.
“TO SMS, TEXT THE WORD “SOYA”FOLLOWED BY THE NAMES OF YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS PERSON. SEND SAME TO NO 5556,” Tergat told a Press Conference in Nairobi.
I am sure many of us will take advantage and send your favourite sports person, team and federation to this number.
It is only the other day when we formerly launched the nomination process for the 2009 SOYA awards and I am glad to note that there has been a very encouraging response from the public by way of nominations received so far.
We would like to encourage every Kenyan to be part of this process so that no deserving person at the furthest corner of this country is left out. I know that there are people deep in the villages or secluded parts of our country that are making huge contributions to the advancement of sports in the community.
These are the people we would like to hear and nominate them for community category so as to motivate worthy sports initiatives that are abundant in this country.
Our very able panel of judges, who are themselves journalists, should be able to go deeper and obtain the profiles of these Kenyans so as to get the most deserving to be awarded during the gala night in December.