Demerara Bank sponsors educational programme for RHTY &SC cricket teams

first_imgThe Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) and its 10 cricket teams, for the fifth successive year, have received complete sponsorship from Demerara Bank for the hosting of a Spelling Bee Competition for students of the Rose Hall Primary School.The Bank on Wednesday last handed over its 2018 sponsorship to RHTY&SC Club Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hilbert Foster during a simple ceremony at its Public Road, Rose Hall Town branch.Foster lauded Demerara Bank as a friend of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation and hailed the support the Bank has extended over the years. The long-serving Secretary/CEO, who in 2011 became the only club official in Guyana’s history to ever receive the prestigious Sport Personality of the Year award, stated that the Say Yes to Education programme was one of the Club’s most important programmes along with its successful cricket structure. The RHTY&SC since its formation in 1990 has hosted a Say Yes/Say No Campaign which promotes the saying of yes to education, culture, sports, religion, life and no to drugs, suicide, alcohol, tobacco and crime.Under the Say Yes/Say No Campaign, the Club’s 10 cricket teams have successfully completed over 250 activities for 2018 so far, with the organisation completing 624 of the 700 total it has set itself for 2018. The 2018 RHTY&SC /Demerara Bank Spelling Bee Competition would be for fifth graders of the Rose Hall Town Primary School. It would be coordinated by the cricket teams and conducted by the staff of the school.The top three winners would receive trophies, medals and special prizes from the organisers.The cricket teams of the Club – King Solomon Logistics Under- 12, Poonai Pharmacy Under-13, Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females, Gizmos & Gadgets Under-21 and First Division – have been dominating cricket in the Ancient County and have to date won four major titles. The teams have also produced 15 players for Guyana at the different levels: Mahendra Gopilall, Jeremy Sandia, Jonathan Rampersaud, Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Kevin Sinclair, Clinton Pestano, Uma Matadin, Rushanna Lynch, Plaffiana Millington, Shabika Gajnabi, Shaneeta Grimmond, Melanie Henry, Shemaine Campbelle and Erva Giddings. Assad Fudadin also played for Jamaica during 2018. Ten of RHTY&SC’s senior players also recently participated in the just-concluded Guyana Cricket Board One Day Franchise Tournament.Demerara Bank Branch Manager Mandrekar Khemraj stated that the Bank was pleased to sponsor the Spelling Bee Competition as it supports the Say Yes to Education message. The Bank, he stated, fully understands its corporate responsibilities and as such, makes investment in sports, culture and educational projects. He expressed confidence that the Spelling Bee Competition would be a success.last_img

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