COVID-19: GBA, Bris O Promotions seeking support to cushion economic impact


The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) and Seon Bristol of Bris O Promotions are examining more ways in which they can collaborate to help cushion the economic effect of COVID-19 on the local boxing fraternity. Just over a week ago they combined to provide food hampers to boxers, referees, judges and coaches.

Bristol, who resides in New York, stated that he will be exploring the possibility of supplying another set of hampers in the near future. He however, insisted that this venture will only become a reality if there is support from persons and businesses, both in Guyana and the USA.

Speaking after the distribution of the first set of 65 hampers, GBA president Steve Ninvalle explained that in such trying times it is only fitting that the association attempt to minimise the burden of its affiliates.

He urged other associations to follow suit as there is present urgent need for assistance. Ninvalle added that hampers were also delivered to the families of the four national boxers stranded in Cuba.

Bristol and GBA president Steve Ninvalle extended gratitude to Bounty Farm, Ivan and Pamela Evelyn, Dwayne Chase, Associated Packers, Reverend and Chaplain Dr. Orin Lewis, Randolph Lewis, Deborah and Vanessa Bristol, Daphne Hoppie, Lynette Philadelphia, Orin Van Rossum and Green Path Foundation and Alford McDonald among others for assisting in making the first set of hampers available.

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