With less than two days to the start of their 25th edition, the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation continued its sponsorship drive yesterday with long standing supporter Swiss House Cambio donated the third placed trophy.
At a simple presentation ceremony held at the Bakewell establishment on Albert Street and North Road, siblings of the late Swiss House Cambio boss Farouk Razac, Farine and Fazeel Razac presented the trophy on behalf of the company to Kashif and Shanghai Co-Director Aubrey Major.
The veteran promoter, upon receiving the donation, thanked the pair for the company’s continued support of the event and for playing their part in its success. Similarly continuing the support of the event was Bakewell who donated a cheque of an undisclosed amount to the organizers on Monday at the same locale.
Co-Director of the veteran promotional organization Kashif Muhammad thanked the company for its continued partnership which now stands at 23 years adding that the organization is hoping for their continued support in making the event a success.
The event, which commences on Friday and concludes April 5th, will feature 16 clubs from various associations competing in a traditional knockout format.
Participating in the event are Alpha United, Pele FC, Western Tigers, Riddim Squad, Ann’s Grove, Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Fruta Conquerors, Victoria Kings, Mahaica Determinators, New Amsterdam United, Slingerz FC, Den Amstel FC, Grove Hi-Tech, Agricola Red Triangle, Winners Connections and High Stars FC.
Winner of the event will receive the championship trophy and $2,000,000 while the runners-up will collect $1,000,000 and the respective title. The third and fourth placed teams will receive $500,000 and $250,000 respectively with the corresponding accolade.
Additional sponsors of the event include Ansa McAl under its Stag Beer brand, Demerara Distillers Limited under its Pepsi brand, Church’s Chicken, Cell Phone Shack under its Plum brand, Hits and Jams Television, Sonic Business Services, Club 704 and JGS Telecommunications.