GPL empowers amateur basketball tourney with cash

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL,) Shevion Sears (right) presenting the cheque to National Coordinator for the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation, Junior Hercules. (DPI photo)

The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL)  yesterday presented a $500,000 cheque to the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation for its fourth National Tournament, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Public Relations Officer, Shevion Sears said it was part of the company’s commitment to support the drive to develop youths and sports locally.

National Coordinator for the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation, Junior Hercules said the association is grateful for the “timely” donation. He explained that the monies will be spent on purchasing trophies for the participants.

“We want to thank GPL for such a timely donation. In fact, our budget for the tournament is $3.4M. Our premier sponsor is Banks DIH but we have some subsidiary sponsorship. What will we do with the contribution from GPL is use it to purchase trophies, we would invite a member from GPL to witness entertainment in addition to the tournament”, Hercules pointed out.

The tournament which started on December 1st is held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and ten clubs across the country including Berbice, Linden, East Bank Demerara and East Coast Demerara, are participating. The tournament will conclude on December 24th.

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