Sports and Music were the highlights of the day when several alumni (OBs & Ogs) of Ugandan schools came together to have fun at the Alumni Festival last weekend. The event was organised to fuse sports competitions between the alumni of different schools while creating a nostalgic experience of the sports galas that used to take place at school.
The event kicked off at 12:00 pm and immediately, competitions in several sports begun. Several sports were played including tug of war, rope race, sack race, dool, pool table, dancing competitions, foosball, relay races, egg challenge, running and many more. Most of the games were very interesting and fun filled as the main Mcs of the day Miss Deedan and Patrick Salvado even engaged in them.
Kinetic Entertainment was the main organiser of the event while Heineken was the main sponsor with several exhibitors like Kla Ink, I Love Tooro, Kaymu.co.ug, and many others had tents where they sold their products. Deejay Crim spun the wheels of steel all day with all genres of music but mainly oldies that were dominating in the school days.
The schools that took part in the competitions include St Mary’s Kisubi, Gayaza High School, Kitante Hill School, Makerere College School, GreenHill School, St Noah High School and many more. The last competition of the night was a quiz between all the schools which was thereafter followed by a tallying of the points accumulated in all the various competitions after which the anxiety to know who would walk away with the 3 million grand price.
The winners of the first ever Alumni Festival was Kabojja Secondary School followed by Kitante Hill School. Jubilations were seen allover the place and the grand prize was handed over by the Nathan Akandwanaho, the country manager of Heineken. A prize of 2 gas cylinders was given to 2 lucky winners too by Vivo Energy/Shell. The two lucky winners of the Shell gas cylinders and burners were Sophie and Brenda. There were performances from Uganda Rap Link (URL) and Ruyonga after which Dj Aludah took over and played non stop music till late as revellers partied and celebrated.