GBTI Ambassadors Hetmyer, Klautky interact with fans


Customers and staff attached to the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) were greeted with smiles, friendly handshakes and tokens of appreciation from national athletes Shimron Hetmyer and Sarah Klautky, who made their first public appearance as Ambassadors of the bank on Tuesday.

The duo made stops to the bank’s Regent Street and Water Street locations before heading to the head office in Kingston.

Hetmyer, a rising West Indies star batsman, told News Room Sport, he was elated over interacting with members of the public, who encouraged him to continue doing well.

“I met one guy who told me if I start playing this shot I will make runs. It is good to meet the people who are wishing me good luck,” the 21 year-old related.

For Klautky, a national Lawn Tennis and Hockey player, the appraisals might not have been of the same stature, but she valued the experience and said she was eager to do it again.

Nadia DeAbreu, Marketing and Communications Officer of GBTI, explained, “What we are doing is a familiarisation meet. We have had them signed on as Ambassadors since last October, but they had a busy schedule. We are proud we have these talented young sport personalities who we believe have the potential to do lots for Guyana.”

Hetmyer will soon link up with the Windies team for the Test series against England, while Klautky will be steadfast in preparation for local and regional events.

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