Teams invest in education, sport apparatus with ExxonMobil U-14 winnings

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The top four teams in the ExxonMobil Boys and Girls Under-14 football tournament opted to use their prize money to purchase equipment for educational and sport purposes.

Through the coordinators, Petra Organisation, the prize winnings from the tournament had to go towards a project of the school’s choice, and it was displayed at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, on Friday.

For the top four, in both boys and girls, the prizes were $300,000 (first place), $150,000 (second), $75,000 (third), and $40,000 (fourth).

Charlestown Secondary, which won both the boys and girls categories, carted off $600,000 and they opted to purchase a complete football apparel set along with laptops, projectors, and other school supplies.

Charlestown Secondary got the lion’s share of prizes due to winning both categories

For the other teams, this was similar, as some opted for printers, microwaves, bicycles, and more football cleats, while some opted to construct sheds at their school.

Ann’s Grove Secondary brought second in the boys’ division followed by Cummings Lodge and West Ruimveldt while in the girls, East Ruimveldt, New Campbellville and New Central High finished second to fourth.

Ryan Hoppie, ExxonMobil Guyana’s Community Relations Advisor, indicated, “this is the value-added component that benefits your school and your community at large…for ExxonMobil empowering you through sport and education is a focus area for our social investment.”

The staging of the tournament which was completed on September 10 at the Ministry of Education ground, was its third installment, and the organisers are already planning a bigger tournament for 2023.

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