Pillow Fight: We have organized over 400 games in a year without injury – Ola Williams


Mr. Emmanuel Ola Williams, President of Pillow Fighting Ghana says they have organized over 400 games without any incidence of injury in less than a year.

Speaking in an interview with betterghanadigest.com, Mr. Ola Williams said Pillow Fight is a Sport and like all Sports, it is also guided by rules. He therefore called on Ghanaians to embrace the game and encourage their children, particularly the ladies to get involved in order to learn and develop their skills in the sport.

He took the opportunity to invite members of the general public to come and witness the next Pillow Fight competition dubbed ‘Okaikwei Kidz Sallah Pillow Fight Championship“, scheduled for Saturday the 1st of July at the Bishop School junction, from 3pm till 11pm.

According to Mr. Ola Williams, they were required to organize a number of competitions in Ghana to enable the sport to gain recognition from the National Sports Authority.

The first event, therefore, was held at Official Town, Accra in July 2022 and the second event was held at the University Of Education, Winneba – HESA Week Celebrations as part of the Home Economics Students Association (HESA) Week celebrations.

Since then, a number of events have been organized in communities and schools across Ghana by Dreamland Sports Plus, in collaboration with Pillow Fight Ghana.

a. Communities (eg Bukum, Chorkor, Fadama, Efiekuma in Takoradi, Adwesu in Koforidua, etc)
b. Some basic and Senior High Schools ( on the invitation of the Heads of the Schools)
c. During ESSAH hall week celebration of the University of Education, Winneba.
d. By the HPERS department of the University of Education Winneba
e. By GNAT ( Greater Accra Branch) during Teachers’ Day Celebration at Aquinas Senior High School in August 2022.

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Pillow fighting is a professional fighting sport in the United States of America. The fighters who earn between $250 and $5,000 use a specialised two-pound pillow to do battle through three 90-second rounds. Fighters win by hitting their opponent in the head the most times.

Pillow fight is a common game mostly played by young children and adults in which they engage in mock physical combat, using pillows as weapons. It is a playful fight. The purpose of the game is to have fun.

The benefits of Pillow fight are numerous, to name but a few
a. It contributes to personal hygiene since the fighters are expected to cut and trim their nails
b. It contributes to students physical development as they engage in Pillow fight
c. The founder and CEO of Pillow fight Championship, Mr. Steve Williams (Based in Florida, USA) states, inter alia.
We believe that Pillow fight prevents people from real fighting and provides long-lasting mental and physical benefits as well as great memories. In an age when TV and Social media is sucking the time and life out of idle minds, Pillow fight is a great, low cost and easy to play Sport that quickly provides entertainment and mental and physical exercise”.

In Ghana, the participants receive medals, cash prizes, and products from sponsors after competing.