COURTS ‘going the distance’ with Caribbean Schoolboys Boxing Championships
COURTS Guyana Inc. has continued its support of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) by being a part-sponsor of the fourth Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championships in August.
Representatives of the two sides signed off on the partnership at a simple press briefing on Tuesday at COURTS’ Main Street, Georgetown, branch.
The championships will be staged from August 16-18 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and should feature boxers from Barbados, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. It is a significant improvement for a tournament which started with just three countries.
Aiding the growth is COURTS Guyana, who has supported the GBA in the past on other ventures. Brand Manager, Odetta Aaron, spoke at the event and noted the company’s commitment to supporting sport.
“Boxing is one of the sports that we find in Guyana that is not very much covered by a lot of companies and therefore that is one of the reasons we cover boxing. The sport has health benefits and is a good way to release stress, which is critical to anyone’s personal development,” Aaron stated.
GBA President Steve Ninvalle was most grateful for the continued support and explained the tangible help will go a long way in aiding the development of boxing.
Abiola Jackman, Ryan Benjamin, Patrick Harvey, Malachi Jones, Jerron McKenzie, Dwayne Baptist, Emmanual Pampy, Alex Butcher, Sherlond Stephen, Mark Crawford, Richard Howard, Jaqwan Milo, Wayne Castillo, Travis Inverary, Keyshawn Fraser and Fitz Heywood are some of the Guyanese boxers encamped and the final squad will soon be announced.
From August 2, the national squad will be fully encamped. The coaches are Sebert Blake, Lennox Daniels and Clive Atwell
E-Networks and Massy Distribution are the other sponsors thus far. The Championship is scheduled to commence at 18:00h and Ringside tickets cost $1,500 each, Stands $500 and season tickets (every day) $4,000.