Builders Lumber Yard renews sponsorship for D’Andrade
-distance athlete to defend title at Bigi Broki Waka 10k
Builders Lumber Yard, located on Lombard Street has renewed its sponsorship
arrangement with distance athlete, Lionel D’Andrade ahead of the 2012 Season where the athlete will open with an attempt to defend his Bigi Broki Waka 10k title in Suriname.
The Trinidad and Tobago-based, D’Andrade along with Kelvin Johnson and Alika Morgan are scheduled to compete in the race on Sunday. Builders Lumber Yard has assisted D’Andrade over the past three years in an effort to continue his development.
“We have been supporting him as one of his major sponsors because I believe that he is talented and has a good career,” proprietor of the Lumber Yard, Muhammad Salim told Kaieteur Sport in a brief interview yesterday. He said he has watch D’Andrade grow.
Salim said that he knew D’Andrade as a boy and has watched his steady progression as an athlete. “I want to continue to support him because I believe this will enable him and encourage him to be the best that he can be,” Salim concluded.
D’Andrade believes that his time will come to shine in Guyana as he has been doing throughout the region. He said that he is taking his training seriously and has been consistently placing amid the top three in the Caribbean, which means that he is right up there.