The maiden edition is taking place in Lagos State at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
The event is on the 2nd to 4th of November, 2016.
80 Secondary Schools (Public and Private)
More than 5000 students will be participating.
The Bank is working in partnership with the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) and the Ministry of Education to select the schools.
Chief Mary Onyali (MFR), a former Nigerian Sprinter who has won medals for Nigeria at various Olympic and Common wealth games.
The age bracket is within the secondary school age range as indicated by the ministry of Education which is between the ages of 10 and 16.
No, the event is open for all. However, having an account will be an added advantage if you are a vendor who would like to showcase your goods and services during the event. Customers of the bank will get a space (for merchandising) for free
The event will be live on SuperSports, Silverbird TV, LTV, Channels and NTA.
Sports has been an underutilized tool for youth empowerment and Heritage Bank has chosen to reach out to the nation’s largest population segment through this signature event to produce and promote new professional career paths toward social freedom for the grassroots population.
There are 5 sports for this edition. The Sports are: Track and Field (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x100m and long jump), Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, and Swimming
Yes, there are stalls available to display / sell products and services which you can apply for.
Over 20,000 people will be at the stadium to watch the event
The Torch Tour is aimed at creating awareness for the event and build up momentum for Skoolimpics. It starts 9am daily and will hold in 6 (Six) districts in Lagos as follows:
DAY 1- Stadium – District 4 (Yaba) – District 3 (Falomo)
DAY 2 – Stadium – District 2 (Maryland) – District 1 (Agege)
DAY 3 – Stadium – District 5 (Oshodi) – District 6 (Ojo)
No, participation in the sporting event is a prerequisite for participation in the torch tour.