KK Kingston in Lae has shown its support in developing sport in the province.
On the weekend it held a powerlifting competition with the aim of raising funds to purchase new sporting equipment for the Lae gymnasium.
KK Kingston CEO, Michael Kingston, says the initiative also provides an avenue to identify local talent in the sport.
The indoor complex at Lae’s Ignatius Kilage Stadium was packed with mostly young, talented powerlifters who had come from all areas of the city to participate in the event.
The competition, which also pushes for the development of sports in Morobe, has attracted women and girls of all age categories.
Kingston highlighted the need for more sporting infrastructure that in turn will encourage more sport events and at the same time identify sporting talent.
The gymnasium in Lae continues to face a shortage of equipment, and various sporting federations including the Powerlifting Federation in Lae have taken a stand to help address this shortage by getting behind fundraising initiatives.
The money raised from the KK Kingston sponsored competition will go towards improving some of the powerlifting facilities at the Lae gymnasium.
KK Kingston has recently engaged in fundraising drives to boost the much required equipment the PNG Powerlifting Federation needs.