DCC, International SOS unveil partnership for sport and health

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The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and International SOS have joined forces to fuel the development of the younger players at the club through sport and health.

The partnership allows the club to benefit from cricket gear, outfits and health seminars, which are expected to enhance the younger generation’s potential to become future West Indies stars.

The unveiling was done on Wednesday evening when the club held its annual awards ceremony at its Queenstown pavillion.

Club President Roger Harper expressed his immense gratitude for what the bond holds for the club and where it can lead the ‘Home of Legends’ club in the future.

“One of the spin-offs of this partnership I expect would mean a healthier club as they would be health outreaches held here. This would not just be for players, but also for parents and other family members”.

“International SOS is also supporting and pushing education; they have agreed to give bursaries to two of our educational recipients awards,” the club president explained.

The sponsorship is worth $500,000 and the club is the first from Guyana to benefit from such a package.

International SOS is one of the world’s leading medical and security assistance company. They are in the business of saving and protecting lives, operating from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. They boast of 11,000 employees, led by 5,200 medical professionals servicing multinational companies, governments and NGOs globally.

Their services include pre-travel information, pre-travel health programmes, travel safety education, advice, medical equipment and assistance services.

The company also provides a range of services all over the world, including assessing medical and security risks, providing advise on preventive programmes and assisting with emergency response for travellers, expatriates and their dependents.

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