Gatorade to rehydrate athletes
– Bakewell adds dough
Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under its Gatorade brand yesterday
announced that it will be associated with the President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic III with athletes benefitting from quantities of Gatorade that will be made available to the clubs.
“Over the years, we have used this brand in support of sports and its development. Today we are pleased to be handing over the world’s number one sports drink Gatorade, to rehydrate, replenish and refuel the participants of this competition,” the DDL release said.
“Gatorade is used around the world by the best athletes, thus we saw it fitting to provide our best young uprising stars with the same opportunity,” the release continued, urging “Guyanese public to come out on Sunday May 20 (in Linden) and support these athletes in their quest to be the best in the country”.
DDL under its Gatorade Brand wished each participant a successful competition, which will start at 10am with the Heats on May 20, following which there will be an entertainment lull, before an Official Opening Ceremony commences at 2pm then the Finals.
Marian Burnett arrives in Guyana on May 14 to compete at the meet with Grenada and Suriname also confirmed for the competition that will feature two
international races as well as competition among the best local talents at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground.
Meanwhile, Bakewell also added its name to the list of reputable companies from the community of corporate citizens that will sponsor the event. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Naeem Nasir said that his company associates with development.
“We’re into development and helping people. That’s our life. We’re pleased to be supporting this competition as yet another sign of our contribution to the development of sport in Guyana,” Nasir indicated during a simple hand-over ceremony.
President of the Athletics Association of Guyana, Colin Boyce thanked Nasir for taking an important step in supporting local athletics. “I must say that I’m happy to have your company on board to support us as we continue to expand and grow this event,” Boyce said.
The winning club in the 2012 Classic will pocket $500,000 with $300,000 going to second place and $100,000 to third. In addition, another $200,000 is up for grabs in the two international races while the Champion Male and Female Athletes will also be financially rewarded.