Cavalier Sports Club appeals for corporate assistance
Public Relations Officer of the Cavalier Sports and Tour Club (CSTC), Maria Nelson is appealing to the government and members of the business community for corporate support towards the success of local race walkers.
She made this appeal at the prize giving ceremony of the just concluded 40th Independence anniversary where some of the country’s top walkers competed for honours. She further highlighted the benefits derived by the youths participating in race walking and posits that these activities provide the type of recreation necessary to keep youths out of trouble while utilizing their free time in productive ways. The PRO further pointed to the rapid development of the sport saying that her executives are currently putting the mechanisms in place to broaden the participation level throughout the country.
Consequently, Ms. Olga Harry expressed deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Shane Harry, a former junior race walker who past away last week. Ms Harry respectfully highlighted the many attributes of the late race walker, highlighting his many accomplishments over the years. “He will be sorely missed,” Ms Harry concluded.
Meanwhile, national race walker, Jeremy Cornelius walked the race of his life to cop the first prize when the CSTC staged the ‘Last Lap Race Walk’ Sunday March 7 last.
Cornelius romped home ahead of Andre Caine and Debidyal Harold who occupied the second and third positions, respectively. Shelly Roberts was the first female, while Lennox James was the first junior walker to cross the finish line.
The race was staged in observance of Guyana’s 40th Independence anniversary and attracted the cream of the country’s race walkers. The athletes were sent on their way from the Guyoil Gas Station, Sheriff and David Streets, Campbellville and ended the race at the 1763 Monument, Brickdam. The winners and runners-up received trophies and other prizes that were donated by Modern Optical Services as well as overseas based Guyanese, Donald Thomas.
Activities continue on Sunday March 28 with a race walk that commences at the Bank of Guyana, Church Street and Avenue of the Republic. The competitors will proceed north along Main Street up to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, High Street, Georgetown for the finish.
Trophies and medals would be awarded to the first three finishers in the various categories.