President’s/Jefford Track & Field Classic…YK Investments & Pawn Shop on board again
They’ve been from the inception and according to Managing Director of YK Investments & Pawn Shop, Harry Yenkana, the entity will continue to support the President’s / Jefford Track & Field Classic.
Yenkana, an avid sports enthusiast told the media that the Classic is a welcome event for the sustained development and highlight of the country’s athletes and he had no hesitation in making the decision to remain on board.
Yesterday during a simple presentation at the entity’s location on Regent Street, employee Michelle Alleyne made a presentation on an undisclosed sum to Co-organiser Edison Jefford in the presence of Yenkana.
Jefford in his response thanked Yenkana for his continued support, adding that the Organisers are indeed heartened by members of the business community who consistently pledge their assistance for ventures that seek to sustain the development of sport in the country.
He promised Yenkana a high-class event that will meet the requirements of all.
The Classic which will be staged next Sunday, at the Mackenzie Sports Club has evolved over the short period of its existence and this year promises to be even bigger with the addition of Guyana’s distance star Marian Burnett, who resides in the USA as the main attraction, while athletes from Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname and Barbados among the countries listed to send competitors to the event to tackle the leading local athletes.
Among the top locals expected to participate in the Classic are women’s 100 metres champion Alisha Fortune, Chavez Ageday, Stephan James, Tevin Garraway, Kevin Bayley, Elton Bollers, Jevina Straker, Juanita Hooper, Neisa Allen, Tiffany Carto, Shauna Thornhill, Natasha Alder,, Alita Moore, Alika Morgan, Janella Jonas, while the Mining Town will be represented by Winston Caesar, Nathaniel Giddings, Bevon Noble and Parish Cadogan.
The winning club is set to take home $500,000, runner-up $300,000 and 3rd place $100,000, while there will be gate prizes specifically intended to give back to the fans, especially those from the community.
The international races also have special prizes on offer for the top three finishers.