Bakewell sponsors Region 10 Inter-school Championships
In recognition of its late Chief Executive Officer Naeem Nasir, Bakewell on Thursday sponsored the Upper Demerara/Kwakwani (Region 10) Inter-Schools Championships, which will run off today (Friday) at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground.
Rajin Ganga, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, said sports was important to the late Nasir whom he said prided himself in helping Guyana’s sportsmen and women, and as such, the championships will see Bakewell being the sole sponsor; covering all the medals and trophies.
“This is a part of our one week of sponsorship of sports events around Guyana because Mr Nasir was a big sports fan and Linden happens to be one of his special places as well. So we’re happy to be a part of this championships and I wish all the athletes well,” Ganga said at a simple presentation of the prize at the company’s Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara headquarters.
Carmen Small, Chairman of the Upper Demerara/Kwakwani Sports Committee, said Bakewell’s sponsorship is cherished by the organisation since it helps to not only recognise the top performers and schools, but also encourage those to others to give their best.
Bakewell, Small mentioned, should feel proud of its contribution to the athletes of the Upper Demerara/Kwakwani area, since the championships will also help to select the athletes who will represent the district at the upcoming National Schools Championship.
The Inter-Schools Championship will start with a cycle road race, which will peddle off at 06:00h from Nut Farm at Dalgin on the Linden Highway and end outside the Police outpost at Amelia’s Ward.
Both Primary and Secondary School athletes will compete in the field events today, while on Tuesday October 17, the primary school students will take to the track.
On Thursday October 19, Secondary School athletes will be on show as they go through the various heats and the finals for those track events will be held on Friday October 20.
Mackenzie Primary and Mackenzie High School are the defending champions of the Upper Demerara/Kwakwani Inter-School Sports. Upper Demerara/Kwakwani (District 10) is the most successful district in the history of the National Schools Championship, having amassed 15 titles; one more than their closest rival North Georgetown (District 11).