Taco Loco boosts Table Tennis player Wong ahead of US training camp
National Table Tennis player Miguel Wong continues to benefit from the corporate community as city restaurant Taco Loco, through its proprietor Kian Jabour, handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the youngster on Tuesday at its Durey Lane, Campbellville, location.
The funds are aimed at off-setting expenses related to a potential three-month training camp for Wong from September in the United States of America as he prepares for the Junior Pan American Games in Colombia from November 25 to December 5.
In May, Guyana Olympic Association President, K.A. Juman Yassin, told the media they have requested a proposal from the Guyana Table Tennis Association on getting Wong into a high-performance programme ahead of the Games.
It is understood that if Wong gets into the three-month camp, it could cost approximately US$3,000, and the player explained that this support is extremely welcomed as he continues to train intensely for his presence at the inaugural Games.
When the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) revealed the prospectus for the event Wong was listed as a Caribbean representative for the Men’s Under-21 Singles.
Meanwhile, Jabour indicated he has been monitoring Wong’s progress for quite some time and he was more than happy to support the players since it is “important that we start seeing athletes as professionals.”
Jabour further contended it is important that persons understand sport as critical to a country’s economic growth as it is to its social growth.
The restaurant owner commended Wong for his outstanding work and dedication, despite the few facilities locally.
In June, Zoon Online Shopping and Shipping sponsored the equipment needs of the Table Tennis player ahead of the Games.