Mohamed’s Enterprise supports GMMAF’s Pan Am journey
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Mohamed’s Enterprise/Hadi’s World Inc. on Monday presented a substantial sponsorship package to the Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Federation (GMMAF) to aid the country’s participation in the upcoming Pan American Championship in Mexico.
A contingent of seven, inclusive of four athletes, will represent Guyana at the event, slated for June 22-24.
To assist with expenses related to the trip, CEO of Mohamed’s Enterprise Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohamed presented a cheque to the Federation during a simple ceremony at the establishment on Lombard Street, Georgetown.
Mohamed said he understands the importance of supporting the endeavours of athletes, given he has firsthand knowledge of being involved in sport as a cricketer. His son Azruddin was also a national table tennis player.
The businessman pointed out that his company has always been supportive to sport and social activities and this is just another demonstration of that commitment.
Importantly, he noted that there must be a holistic approach to sport development, one where corporate Guyana and the government play their role in advancing the process.
“I would like to see sport in Guyana really raise to a higher level, so we can win gold medals, we can win very competitive competitions, and we can be like Jamaica,” Mohamed said.
“But this is something that needs the input of not only us or a few sponsors that I’ve been seeing in the media. This needs to be done by a great portion of our business community.”
“I saw the President (Dr. Irfaan Ali) said that he will be building a lot of facilities to up the game. This is what I want to see.”
President of the GMMAF Gavin Singh said the Federation is extremely appreciative of the sponsorship, one that will go a long way in aiding the team’s sojourn to Mexico.
He noted that the GMMAF and Mohamed’s Enterprise have discussed the possibility of also partnering for upcoming local events being put on by the Federation.
Vice-President of Marketing at the GMMAF Sherwin Sandy and athlete Ijaz Cave echoed similar sentiments, pointing out the importance of having corporate support to the success of sport in Guyana.
According to Singh, the names of the four athletes set to represent the country will be announced shortly.