Dec 01, 2009 Sports
Auto Fashion sponsors 2nd place trophy & medals; promises car for MVP next year
As the time winds down for the official kick off of the 20th Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament, corporate support continues to pour in.
Yesterday, the Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies situated at 191 Charlotte Street Georgetown and Auto Fashion located in the compound of the Guyoil Service Station, Regent and Wellington Streets, made their contributions public.
The Beharry Group on board for the 5th year disclosed that their contribution this year will be in excess of Two Million Dollars.
Merchandising and Promotion Manager Anthony Xavier in handing over the cheque to Aubrey ’Shanghai’ Major said it was a pleasure for Beharry to be associated with the tournament for another year and the company was happy with the way the Kashif and Shanghai Organization has been running the tournament over the years.
“We have seen the good works of this tournament in terms of encouraging and developing football in Guyana and we believe that we should always be a part of anything that aids in the positive development of our country. Se we want to say thanks to these guys for their excellent work over the years.”
Major in response thanked Beharry for coming on board at what he said was a crucial time when much funds is needed. Major noted that it is as an honour to be associated with the Beharry Group of Companies.
Over at Auto Fashion in Regent Street, Managing Director Noel ‘Rupie’ Shewjattan and Manager Rajesh Singh handed over the 2nd place trophy and medals to Kashif Muhammad and Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major.
This is the 7th year Auto Fashion is associated with the tournament and it would be the last time they are making a presentation from this location since according to Managing Director Shewjattan they will be moving to their new location, Seaforth Street & Cambelle Avenue, by this weekend.
Speaking on behalf of the entity, Singh stated that they are and have been very impressed with the Kashif and Shanghai tournament and have no regrets in making a yearly contribution ever since they were established in 2002.
“We gain a lot from being a part of the tournament and are happy to be associated. We have always been very supportive of sport in Guyana especially when youths are involved and will continue to play our part in encouraging youths to be positive.”
In announcing what the company has in store for next year’s tournament, Singh stated, “The MVP would be given a vehicle compliments of Auto Fashion.”
Muhammad expressed gratitude to Auto Fashion for their committed support of the tournament noting that ‘Rupie’ is one of their excited sponsors.
“He has always sponsored medals and a beautiful trophy for the tournament and we are happy to see that he has progressed where he is moving into a new building very soon and with that Rupie has promised to give us a motor car for next year’s MVP.
We really welcome this because it definitely shows that football is moving from strength to strength.”
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