Jun 07, 2018 Sports Comments Off on Benjamin helps family member for Caribbean Teachers Union C/ships in Bermuda
As the saying goes blood is thicker than water and it runs in the family. Those adages can be used to mean a number of things. But national cycling champion Wilbert Benjamin did not limit his benevolence to outsiders alone but assisted one of his family members also.
Benjamin, who represented Guyana, now resides in Canada and returns to Guyana on a regular basis. He continues to ride on both circuits.
He has assisted several of his countrymen who are not so fortunate in whatever ways possible including donating racing bikes, cycling gear and other equipment. He recently donated an undisclosed amount of cash to his nephew Neron Wilson to assist him to participate in the upcoming Caribbean Teachers Union (CUT) Athletic Championships in Bermuda during the upcoming school holidays.
The young man who is just nine years old is a student of the Port Mourant Primary School. He lives at Fyrish Village and has already shown all the attributes of being an outstanding athlete like his older relatives with some winning performances both at home and overseas.
He is the national schools athletics champion at the U10 level winning the 100meters.
Young Wilson seems destined for glory; on vacation in New York last year he represented Jersey City at the Interstate athletic championships and won.
The presentation was done at the Benjamin Sports Stores and Fitness Gym and Wash Bay at Lot 220 Courtland Village, Corentyne Berbice. Wilson was accompanied by his mother Nandy Benjamin-Wilson. Wilson has to raise his own air fare to attend the championship and is seek the assistance of the public in making the trip possible.
Neron for his part thanked, his uncle for what he has been doing in and around the community, especially among the youths. He stated that he will try his best to make his family and country proud. Mrs. Wilson also expressed similar sentiments to her brother for his assistance.
Benjamin has so far for the year donated four brand new racing bicycles to Romello Crawford who received a Fuji Carbon Fibre Road Bike and spear wheels, Curtis Dey and David Hicks and Chameshwar Dhanai, while Shenika Texeira received two wheels. The Flying Ace Cycle Club (FACC) received a new set of uniforms.
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