Morgan’s trip to Geneva charity event highlights fund raiser
Alika Morgan, reigning Caribbean champion in the 10-kilometer road race, trip to the annual Cubby Chase fund raiser at Geneva General Child Care Center was to throw her lot to a charity event out of Guyana.
Coach of the athlete, Leslie Black who learned of the event via the internet while browsing for
races Morgan can enter in the United States said that they (himself and Morgan) have been assisting the less fortunate children in Guyana and thought it would have been a great initiative to make the trip to America.
“Over the years we have been assisting less fortunate kids in Guyana, and while looking at the [Cubby Chase] website noticed this was for kids and it was a fun run,” Black said. “We wanted to come to America this time of the year.”
“We always like to see events that benefit children.”
The appearance by Guyana’s international racing champion saw Morgan, who benefits from sponsorship from GT&T, winning the 5k race, to be the overall title winner.
Morgan, who lent some of her star power to the annual event, also has one gold medal, three silver medals and two bronze medals in South America’s 10K Road Race.
She is a multiple gold medalist at the Trinidad and Tobago’s Hampton International Games.
She also accomplished two gold medals in Antigua’s 10k and has other podium successes in the Caribbean.
Morgan, who is now 21, became interested in the track arena in athletics when she was 11, starting as a sprinter but switched to distance after receiving inspiration from Guyana’s little Kenyan, Cleveland Forde.
Coach of the athlete disclosed that Morgan will be running a few races in the Eastern part of the States before her return home.