Boyce/Jefford Classic set for Eve Leary April 22

Co-Chairman of the Boyce/Jefford Committee, Edison Jefford makes a point yesterday during the launch of the third staging of the Boyce/Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun. The third annual fixture will be staged on April 22 at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.

If you are a fan of Track and Field, Cycling, Dominoes, Cricket and/or Football, then the place to be on April 22 is the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.

On that day, the third staging of the Boyce/Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day will be held and patrons will have a chance to win numerous gate prizes.

These and other details were disclosed to the media during the launch of the event yesterday at the WindJammer Hotel.

According to one of the organizers, Edison Jefford, the fixture has evolved into “the premier relay festival and family funday in Guyana” and has gained significant contributions from other groups like Hits and Jams Entertainment which stages a similar event.

Meanwhile, aside from the relay races which is the main attraction, the day’s activities will be complemented with two cycle races, domino competitions and football and cricket matches.

It was also disclosed that this year’s event will see the addition of a 4x800m relay race. This event will add to the other eight already on the card.

The sum of $30,000 will go to winning team, $20,000 for the first runners-up and $10,000 for third place.

The cycle races will also carry prizes of $50,000 each with a breakdown of $25,000. $15,000 and $10,000 for the top three. The two races will be a male Devil Takes The Hindmost and a female 2000m.

Elsewhere on the bill, there will be a “Kid Zone” with bouncy castles, trampolines, face painting and other attractions.

Three gate prizes from $20,000 in cash and household items will also be up for grabs.

In total, there will be in excess of $1.3M, up from $1M last year to be won.

Gates open from 10:30hrs and admission is listed at $500 for adults and $200 for children.

During the press briefing, remarks were also made by Technical Director of the meet, Mark Scott and co-Chairman of the Boyce/Jefford Committee, Colin Boyce.

See you there on April 22. (Emmerson Campbell)

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