Mortgage giants, The New Building Society Ltd has provided sponsorship for the annual fund raiser of the Young Warriors Cricket Club of Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice – Mash Cup 2016.
At a simple ceremony held recently, Rana Persaud, Manager, Berbice Branch handed over the cheque to the club’s senior cricketer Linden Austin. Persaud said that his Company continues to support the game of cricket across Guyana and is pleased with the significant opportunities the cricket club provides for the young people in the East Canje area. He even stated that without the YWCC, there would have been no Shimron Hetmyer, referring to the winning captain of the West Indies under-19 team.
Speaking on behalf of the club, the former national youth all rounder Austin thanked the NBS for their support of the club and cricket in general. He assured the gathering that all funds will be accounted for as usual with detailed financial statements to be sent to all contributors after the tournament.
Other sponsors on board so far are beverage giants ANSA McAL, Ashiek and Sons Motor Supplies and Auto Sales, Massy Distribution, Roshan Satar Supermarket, A. Ally and Sons Showroom, Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited and Office Express.
This event will form part of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebration with proceeds going towards further improvements to the club’s facilities and day to day running. In addition, funds will be allocated to three schools in the No.19 to Gangaram area.
The tournament will be played on Tuesday February 23, 2016, a national holiday and will involve twelve second division teams from the area. It will be five overs a side with no first division cricketer allowed. Top clubs such as Canje Pathfinders, Betsy Ground Triple Stars, Kendall’s Union A, Rose Hall Community Center and the host are expected to take part. Incentives with the value of over $100,000 will be up for grabs with lots of gate prizes.
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