Renowned for its cultural exploits locally, Hits and Jams Entertainment will now look to provide recreation in the arena of sport.
During a media briefing at the company’s studios Friday, its executives, Rawle Ferguson and Kerwin Bollers disclosed that Hits and Jams will be hosting a day of sports today.
According to Bollers, the event which is billed for the Eve Leary ground will see male and female radio and television personalities, comedians, selectors, singers and members of the media competing in track and field events, cricket, basketball and football matches. Bollers who is the Captain of ‘Team Lightning’ told media operatives that the event is the start of a new venture geared towards “promoting fitness awareness”. He also encouraged patrons to attend since the event which starts at 10:00hrs will be a “family oriented setting.”
Ferguson, captain of ‘Team Quick’, also encouraged families to attend the event which will be admission free and further noted that H&J will be looking to make the event an annual fixture.
He also revealed that the company’s aim is to work together with the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) when they launch H&J Sports later in the year.
Head Coach of the Police Sports Club, Lyndon Wilson praised the initiative and added that the events will be conducted in a structured manner since there will be professional starters, judges and other officials.
Ansa McAL is the major sponsor of the event and all proceeds will go towards the KEEN Foundation.
Competitors for today’s event include DJs Casual, Energy, Garwin, Akeelo, Malcolm Ferrier, Gordon Moseley, Nurriyih Gerrard, Juanita Huburn, Dellon Peters, Olive Gopaul, Kashif Muhammad, Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major, Chow Pow, Adrian and Jomo, Shelly G and others (Emmerson Campbell)