ExxonMobil Guyana onboard Inter-school Kayaking in Linden

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ExxonMobil Guyana has become the title sponsor of the third annual Inter-School Kayaking Competition, which will take place today (May 5).

The competition will be on the riverfront of the Watooka Guest House in Linden, and this year, ExxonMobil Guyana will provide cash incentives for school projects.

Lead organiser, Deon Anderson of Elite Kayaking and Nature Tours, gave an overview of the competition.

Schools from Berbice, West Demerara, Georgetown and Linden will compete for top honours.

Kwakwani Secondary is the reigning champion school.

According to a release from the organisers, the event aims to foster unity among education, sports, and tourism sectors, contributing to the growth of our tourism and sports economy and promoting the concept of “sports-tourism.”

Participants will compete in 14 races across various age categories, including Under-14, Under-16, Under-18 and Open categories.

These include male and female single kayaking, mixed team double kayaking, and male and female long-distance relays, which combine road running and kayaking.

The competition will showcase the participants’ stamina, skills, and speed.

Schools will vie for the grand prize of G$450,000 for the first place,G $250,000 for second, and G$150,000 for third, along with trophies, medals and tokens.

Safety is paramount for the organisers- numerous lifeguards, boats and jet skis will ensure the races are safe.

A water ambulance with a medical team will stand alongside a land-based medical bay staffed with doctors, nurses and physiotherapists.

Additionally, the organiser indicated that police presence on land and water will guarantee a secure, family-friendly environment.

The release added, “ExxonMobil Guyana’s title sponsorship reflects its commitment to community engagement, student opportunity, sports, and youth development, highlighting the invaluable support from corporate sponsors that drives the success of this annual competition.”

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