Massive injection of support for RHTY&SC’s Patron’s Cup
Plans for the hosting of the first-ever Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, M.S (RHTY&SC, M.S) Patron’s 20/20 Cup – The Green Economy Trophy tournament on Wednesday last received a major boost with massive donations from the Ministry of the Presidency and Kares Engineering of Parika, East Bank Essequibo.
Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation would be hosting the tournament, which promises to be one of the biggest ever hosted in Guyana in tribute to its fifth Honorary Patron, H.E President David Granger’s 72nd birthday, which would be celebrated on July 15.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, Vice-President Mark Papannah and Club Captain/Executive Member Shawn Perriera received $125,000 worth of trophies for the first, second and third place winners along with the Man-of-the-Final.
The Ministry of the Presidency also made a financial contribution towards the hosting of the tournament. Chief Executive Officer of Kares Engineering Inc., Radesh Rameshwar, also handed over a cheque for a very significant figure towards the prizes for the top four teams and Man-of-the-Final.
The CEO of Kares Engineering Inc. stated that he was very impressed with the work of the RHTY&SC, M.S, and that he shares the Club’s vision of making a positive difference in the lives of youths.
He noted that it is very important that Guyana promotes a Green Economy and educates its population on the danger of Climate Change and its effects on our daily way of living.
Kares Engineering Inc., he stated, is fully committed to fulfilling its responsibilities as a corporate entity and expressed confidence that the relationship between the RHTY&SC, M.S, and his company would be expanded in the future.
Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to both the Ministry of the Presidency and Kares Engineering for their contribution with special mention being made of Colonel Francis Abraham and Major Smith of the Office of the President, along with Radesh Rameshwar and Satya Kishun of Kares Engineering Inc. He reassured both donors that the Patron’s Cup would not only be well-organised but would achieve all of its objectives.
The tournament would feature eight teams – six from Berbice and two from Demerara. The Demerara Cricket Club and the Georgetown Cricket Club have been officially invited to be part of the tournament, while RHT Gizmos and Gadgets, Tucker Park, Blairmont, Upper Corentyne and Young Warriors are expected to be part on show as well.
The organisers are currently awaiting a response from the Albion Cricket Club on their participation. The winning team would take home $500,000, losing finalist $300,000; third $100,000 and fourth $50,000. The Man-of-the-Final is also guaranteed $50,000.
Funds raised from the tournament would be used to purchase school bags, educational materials and bicycles for less fortunate students across Berbice.
The main aim is to assist them to complete their educational background. Funds would also be used to assist less fortunate clubs across Berbice with cricket balls and other equipment. A 40-page youth information booklet would also be produced by the RHTY&SC to educate youths on the Green Economy and Climate Change.
The tournament is scheduled to bowl off on July 2 with the semi-finals set for July 9. The final is set to be played under lights at the Albion Ground on a date suitable to the hectic schedule of President David Granger.