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Team Viya Makes It to the Government Softball League Playoffs

2023 Team Viya

Viya extends hearty congratulations to all the members of Team Viya who recently competed in the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreations’ Government Softball League and made the playoffs in the team’s inaugural year!

This summer, Team Manager Richard Julius led 30 enthusiastic players, who represented Viya with pride, during 18 games against representatives of government departments and semi-autonomous agencies.

Julius said, “It was an honor to practice, play and win with my colleagues this season. It means a lot to us because this is the first time we have played as Team Viya. This experience has strengthened our relationships on and off the field. Although we fell short in the first round of the playoffs, we’ll revamp, refocus and play harder next year.”

Team Captain Bernard Jude, who last played when the company was named “Innovative,” was happy to see his fellow employees on the field.

“It is great for us to revive our team after 20 years. We made it with a couple of veterans and mostly first-time players who worked hard to get us to the playoffs. I am so proud of everyone on the team who put in such a great effort in our first year. We are looking forward to joining the league next year,” said Jude.

CEO Geraldine Pitt said, “I am proud of the members of Team Viya, who served as exemplary ambassadors while showcasing their athletic prowess and sportsmanship throughout the summer. Heartfelt gratitude is also extended to their colleagues who went to all the games to support their efforts and cheer in the stands.”

Throughout the playoffs, Team Viya continues to support the remaining teams and fans. On Sept. 16, Viya’s CEO Geraldine Pitt was on hand for Fan Appreciation Day to present two MiFi devices with one year of service to two lucky and loyal fans. Last weekend, during Player Appreciation Day, two players received Viya’s popular mobile hotspots with one year of service. The four prizes are valued at over $4,500.

“On behalf of Team Viya, we are looking forward to collaborating with the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, playing in upcoming leagues and supporting the teams and the fans with innovative initiatives that keep us connected to our community,” said Pitt.

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