Monday, November 8, 2010

Africa - Ready, steady, ski

Forget Austria, Italy and France. Ghana is the newest contender on the ski scene. After the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Kwame Nkrumah- Acheampong aka The Snow Leopard has finally embarked on his dream to develop the Ghana Ski Team with the launching of ‘The Ski Slope Project’ in Ghana on the 27th of November 2010. This project will see the first ever dry ski slope built in Sub-Saharan West Africa. The Ghana Ski Team is inviting international media, fans and the ski world to be part of this unique project to sponsor a meter of material at a cost of £30 to have your name permanently in history on a monument to thank those who helped bring skiing to Ghana.

In conjunction with the launch of the ski slope in Ghana the Ghana Ski
Team will also be launching an online scheme to recycle unwanted ski and snowboard equipment, through donating such equipment to the development of grassroots skiing in Ghana. The project will encourage winter sports enthusiasts worldwide to send their unwanted equipment to designated collection points for forwarding to Ghana.

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