The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) in collaboration with Scotiabank and the Berbice River Bridge will honour over 40 persons at its 24th annual awards ceremony set for the St Francis Training Centre on Sunday May 18.
The Club awardees will be presented with trophies, medals, plaques, gifts and prizes valued about $3M. Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster said the ceremony aims to inspire members to strive for excellence even as it rewards those who had given outstanding performance and service to the Club.
The Club’s cricketer of the year for the period January 2013 to April 2014 will receive a package valued over $500,000which includes a return trip to the USA, $200,000 cash, jewellery, designer clothing, a cellular phone and other electronic gadgets and household utensils. Other major awards that will be distributed are the Under-15 and Under-19 cricketer of the year, most promising player, most committed player, female cricketer of the year, while a club member would be rewarded with a benefit year.
The RHTYSC will also be hosting the Scotiabank Tribute to Teachers, Tribute to Heroes and the Berbice River Bridge Tribute to Retired Teachers programme during the ceremony. Official sponsors and journalists who have contributed to its programme will also be recognised. A special cocktail reception is planned after the ceremony.
Minister in the Ministry of Finance Juan Edghill is expected to deliver the feature address along with presentations from club patron Beverley Harper and other sponsors. The Club CEO will then deliver a comprehensive report on the activities undertaken over the past year along with plans for the club’s silver anniversary this year.