K&B Mining renews sponsorship
K&B Mining and Hardware Supplies renewed its funding arrangement
with the Coordinators of the upcoming President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic that will be hosting its third edition on May 20 at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Ground, Linden.
The Mining Company revealed its support for the third consecutive year yesterday with its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hema Persaud stating that it is an honour to continue its funding of the competition since it was conceptualised three years ago.
“It’s been an honour supporting this event; we have watched it from the beginning, and we are in full support of the vision of the organisers. This event is growing and we are proud to be a part of that growth. We are pleased to make this presentation,” Persaud said.
The CEO of the Mining and Hardware Company indicated that their investment in the event is an enduring one that will see them continuing support in the future. She expressed confidence in the Coordinators to maintain the high standards they have set at the event.
President of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Colin Boyce, who is also one of the Coordinators of the President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic, committed to ensuring that K&B Mining continues to get value for their unyielding contributions.
Boyce believes that it is companies like K&B Mining that has enabled the sustenance of what is arguably Guyana’s premier track and field competition. He thanked the CEO for sharing a vision that continues to manifest in the impressive growth of the event.
“Let me say that on behalf of myself and the other Coordinator of this event, Mr. Edison Jefford, that we are extremely grateful for your unyielding support of our event. We will continue to have an impressive product that you can always be proud of,” Boyce said.
He committed to raising the bar at the most financially rewarding track and field competition for clubs in Guyana. He said that K&B Mining must be applauded for sharing a vision to have what can be called a signature event for athletics in Guyana.
“When you look around, you had every other major sport with a signature or an annual event that attracted lucrative cash prizes but none for athletics; we wanted to change that and that’s how we came up with the President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic,” he explained.
Boyce indicated that apart from dolling out lucrative cash prizes to the clubs and athletes, he felt that the time had come to have a forum to decide who the best of the best in Guyana are in track and field. He said those ideas coupled with the ideas Jefford had to establish a popular brand for the sport, gave birth to the President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic.
“We must thank K&B Mining for supporting us over the years,” Boyce said. President’s/Jefford Classic III will hand out over two million dollars in cash and prizes to clubs and athletes when it is hosted on May 20 at the MSC Ground.
The 2012 event will feature Linden’s international track star, Marian Burnett competing against the best athletes from two Caribbean countries and Guyana. Last year, Aliann Pompey competed at the meet for the first time since becoming an international star.