Fund-raising ‘Race for PACE’ at GT Motorsports on Sunday


Over 40 staff, students, alumni and friends of The University of Guyana will take part in the national University’s first-ever Go Kart Tourney in aid of its inaugural Student Support Fund.

The event will take place on Sunday (May 21) at GT Motorsports facility at the Guyana Motor Racing Club and Sports Club (GMRSC) from 10:00h to 14:00h. Racers include a motley bunch coming out to have fun to fund a worthy cause.                  

These game drivers range from veteran racers like Harold Hopkinson and Bert Carter, to professionals like Sharima Khan and Troy Muir to rank amateurs with the grit to race anyway like the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Director of the Berbice Campus Professor Gomatatayiam, Head of UG Microbiology Department Ede Tyrell and President of the Student clubs and Unions such as Ron Glasgow and Liza Hussein as well as alumni and former Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan.

Several races will be run off on Sunday. Among these are the intercampus races (Berbice vs Turkeyen), Faculty versus Students and Alumni, Friends versus UG, Ladies versus Gents and the Masters race with the Vice-Chancellor racing a crew of winners and friends such as Professor Suresh Narine.

The inaugural event is supported by a slew of individuals and companies, who have sponsored individual racers or aspects of the event, the largest among these being international oil exploration giant Exxon Mobil and local oil company GUYOIL. Others include Scotiabank, Kia Motors and Gafson’s Industries.

The Race for PACE event supports the University’s recently initiated Student Support Fund (SSF), which is designed to provide financial and other support to present students who may find themselves in exceptionally difficult circumstances which may require immediate short term aid during their course of study. No such fund has ever existed in The University before.  

Admission to the event, which is open to the public, is free.

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