Police Progressive Youth Club Relay Festival & Take away lunch set for May 27
- Club hopes for event to be annual
Guyana’s defending Track and Field Club for the Digicel National under-23 Games and President/Jefford Classic Games, Police Progressive Youth Club (PPYC), will be hosting a Relay Festival Track Meet under the name ‘Police Progressive Youth Club 2012 Relay Festival’ on May 27th at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary for all clubs and interested institutions.
The Relay Festival which is slated for the Sunday after the President/ Jefford Classic III (May 20th) will commence at 11am when the officials signal the start of the Games which has 15 events including four track races to highlight the day.
Speaking with one of the members from the PPYC Fund Raising Committee, Kaieteur Sport was made to understand that the event will be the second of its kind. According to the committee member, the first successful Relay Festival in July 2009 was held in honour of a migrated athlete of the club, Christopher Hall, who at that time stated that he was returning to Guyana.
The member further revealed that the club will be looking forward in making the event an annual one to aid in keeping athletics alive in Guyana.
A take away lunch ($600) will also accompany the activity to assist in raising funds for the club on the same day.
The events for the Relay Festival are as follows:
1. Highlight 100m Dash Open Females
2. Highlight 200m Dash Open Males
3. Highlight 400m Open Females
4. Highlight 800m Open Males
5. 4x100m Females
6. 4x100m Males
7. 4x200m Females
8. 4x200m Males
9. 4x400m Female
10. 4x400m Males
11. Medley (100m,100m, 200m,400m) Females
12. Medley (100m,200m,400m,800m) Males
13. Mix 4x100m Open
14. Mix 4x200m Open
15. Mix 4x400m Open