Club 50 calls on Prince Amartey, Ghana's 1972 Summer Olympics games bronze medalist


Michael Avor making a donation on behalf of Club 50 to Prince Amartey

Club 50, a social club in the Ho Municipality on Friday, March 12 2021, presented series of items to the former Ghanaian boxer based in Ho.

Prince Amartey is a boxer from Ghana, who won the bronze medal in the middleweight division at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. He shared the podium with USA's Marvin Johnson. Previously, he competed in the light middleweight category at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

The former Ghanaian boxer who is 76 years is believed to be sick and bedridden for some time now, a situation that has informed Club 50 to come on board in assisting by presenting series of items to him.

In what was a short presentation, Micheal Avor who led the delegation handed over items including Soups, Pampers, Milo, Sugar, Hand Gloves Toilet rolls and an undisclosed amount of money to the family in support of taking care of Amartey.

Citing reasons for the benevolence, Mr. Avor shared with the media how Prince Amatey became their role model as a sports man not only for the people of Ho but for the country at large.

"Prince Amartey in the 60s and 70s was our role model in town, he was one of our very good sportsman in the whole country and somebody who came from Ho, Volta Region. It was a source of pride to us and as a result of that, we have been monitoring and following his activities, it's unfortunate at the stage we realised that he became sick, so we decided that we come on board and help"

The social club known for their benevolent deeds has been a life saver in Ho and the region as as a whole, seeking to improve and support whoever is in the 50s or above in dire needs.

"Club 50, just like the name implies, is a group of people born in the 50s and we do alot of things, some of these things are taking care of the elderly, the weak and the sick, secondly taking care of ourselves. So Club 50 is a group with same age mate who have a purpose of helping ourselves and those who need it" Avor said.

Togbe Atta Adu, head of the family receiving the items on behalf of Prince Amartey, expressed his gratitude to the club, as he hope other well meaning people in the municipality should do same for their brother who once made Ho and Ghana proud.

"On behalf of Prince Amartey and the entire family, I wish to thank you for coming on board, we are extremely grateful for the kind gesture and your continous support to Amartey, it is our hope that, others also come on board and support their brother who is bedridden for sometime now."

Other members of the Club who were present were Dickson Kofi Pi-Bansa (Secretary) and Harry Discoff (past president of the club).

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