Powerade to fuel Troy Humphrey & Samuel Barker Memorial Meet
Banks DIH pumps $300,000 into event
Bank’s DIH, the sole distributors of Powerade Isotonic Sports Drink has pumped the sum of $300,000 into the upcoming Troy Humphrey and Samuel Barker Memorial Cycle Meet set for the Amelia’s Ward Circuit on October 31, in the Bauxite Mining Town of Linden.
Banks DIH Merchandising & Outdoor Events Manager Mortimer Stewart in handing over the cheque and samples of Powerade to Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major, one of the organisers, said they were very pleased to be on board with the event which will attract the best riders in Guyana.
Banks DIH has always been at the forefront of sports development from a corporate standpoint and our record in this regard is unchallenged.
“We decided to use this product for the cyclists since it is a sports drink formulated with B vitamins and electrolytes to hydrate the riders and supplement their energy needs during what we will expect to be intense races around the Amelia’s Ward Circuit.”
Stewart, a former National Footballer also stated that like the riders who are always aiming to achieve the best possible results, “Powerade” will help them to achieve optimal results.
“This thirst quencher replaces carbohydrates and fluids lost during sport and other sustained activities and is available in 7 great tasting flavours.”
Major said that the event is a collaborative effort between the Kashif & Shanghai Organisation and the Roraima Bikers Club in memory of two outstanding individuals.
Troy Humphrey was one of Guyana’s leading cyclists who lost his life tragically while Samuel Barker, a multi talented athlete who competed as a powerlifter, weightlifter and bodybuilder also had a successful tenure as an avid cycling administrator with the Roraima Bikers Club, Linden branch.
Major noted that there will be events for all categories of riders including BMX and veterans and is open to all riders. “We will be having a fun filled day on the 31st and we are urging all riders to come out and enjoy themselves. Over $500,000 in cash will be up for grabs and we are continually grateful to Banks DIH for their partnership.”
Other businesses on board are Bakewell, the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company and Humphrey’s Bakery & Farm Products of Ketley Street, Charlestown.