Guyana Committee of Service donates running shoes to Athletes
The Guyana Committee of Service was founded by CEO of Payless Varity Store and former Athlete, Joseph Ramkumar, after reading a newspaper story by former Guyana cricketer and Journalist, Sean Devers, on the plight of former World Title boxing contender Clive Atwell, who needed a brain surgery.
Since then the Guyana Committee of Service has embarked on numerous fund-raising ventures to aid sportspersons in need of assistance with their latest undertaking being ‘The Running Shoes Programme.’ Through this initiative, the group sells stickers with the words ‘I Love Guyana’ for G$250 each.
The money earned from the sales is used to buy running shoes for Athletes who needs them across Guyana.
A press release from Guyana Committee of Service member, Athletics Coach Leslie Black, stated: “We never stopped and went on in assisting the Carifta team over the years, assisting Athletes with gear over the years. We gave young Athletes in Berbice, Linden, Georgetown and on the West Coast.
We are about to distribute to Athlete in the hinterland, Essequibo and Bartica. As an Athletics coach for over 30 years, training and managing Guyana Caribbean top distance Athletes, also an AA (Arrowhead of Achievement) National awardee, I know the importance of running for Athletes.
We are a non-profit organisation and do different programmes to obtain funding for sportspersons and our team is made up of Eugene Noel (Chairman), ‘Jumbie’ Jones, Rajan Tiwari, Leslie Black, Bill Rogers and founder Joseph Ramkumar among others.”