WJ Enterprise seals partnership with Guyana Softball Cup 7

- Survival Group of Business also fully onboard

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By Avenash Ramzan

Organisers of the Guyana Softball Cup 7 on Thursday received corporate backing from Regent Street store, WJ Enterprise, to ensure the three-day tournament is a success.

The company made its contribution during a simple handing over ceremony on Thursday, with representative Teresa Naraine expressing how delighted the establishment was in supporting the premier softball cricket event in Guyana.

President of the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association, Ramchand Ragbeer, said the organising body is extremely grateful for the support of companies like WJ Enterprise, noting that corporate support is crucial in helping to run off a tournament of the magnitude of the Guyana Softball Cup.

Floodlights Association Vice-president Reyaz Hussain echoed similar sentiments, adding that all systems are in place for another successful competition.

Hussain said the Floodlights Association is always looking at ways and means of making the tournament attractive and this year is no different. In addition to the final of the Under-13 hardball competition between Blairmont and GCC being part of ‘Finals Day’, lighted bails will be used for the softball games for the first time in the tournament’s history.

Survival’s Mark DeFreitas (second left) presents his company’s sponsorship to GFSCA officials

The tournament, which will feature teams from Guyana, Canada, Florida and New York, will take place on November 3-5. It will involve teams competing in the Open and Masters categories.

On the final day, November 5, three lucky patrons and a partner each will have an opportunity to win trips to local resorts Arrowpoint, Aruwai and Baganara. The trips have been made possible by Survival Group of Business and its representative Mark DeFreitas was pleased to announce the entity’s continued partnership with the organisers.

On November 5, action will bowl off at 10:00h with the female 10/10 final, followed by the final of the Under-13 20/20 hardball competition between Blairmont and GCC at 11:45h. The Masters final will start at 15:00h and the Open final at 18:00h.

The champion team in the Open category will receive $800,000, while winner of the Masters division is assured of $600,000. Player-of-the-Series in both categories will each receive a gold bat pendant, sponsored by Steve’s Jewellery. Matches will be played at the Police, Guyana Defence Force, Demerara Cricket Club, Malteenoes and Georgetown Cricket Club grounds. 

The tournament has received corporate support from Stag Beer, Rubis Guyana, Trophy Stall, Steve’s Jewellery, Clear Waters, Busta, Rohan Auto Spares, A&R Jewanram Printery, WJ Enterprise, Mike’s Pharmacy, Ramchand Auto Spares and Survival Group of Business. 

In 2016, Speedboat XI pulled off a massive upset by dethroning defending champions Regal All-Stars to win the Open segment, while Floodlights XI outplayed Fishermen XI to win the Masters category.

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