Richard Addresses Business Leaders
Athlete Peniel Richard addressed a gathering of business leaders in Lae last week at a Breakfast hosted by the Lae Chamber of Commerce. US Ambassador to PNG Mrs. Catherine Ebert - Gray was in attendance along with representatives of several large US corporations visiting Lae to discuss business opportunities. Richard, the PNG National Record Holder in both long and triple jump spoke about his experiences as an athlete attending university in the United States and was very well received. Following the function, Athletics PNG made a presentation to the Ambassador and her delegation about its athletes currently attending colleges in the USA. One representative from the visiting delegation said she was amazed at the presentation and suggested that as part of its commitment to PNG the company would consider a scholarship to enable one of the returning athletes to undertake post graduate studies. Ambassador Ebert – Gray said she was equally impressed with the presentation and was excited to hear about the scholarship opportunity.APNG Secretary Philip Rehder thanked the Lae Chamber President John Byrne for the invitation to Peniel to speak and for facilitating the presentation.
Pictured: Peniel in the centre, with executives of US companies and APNG Secretary Philip ehder (on the right)R