Nand Persaud and Company Limited of No 36 Village, Corentyne, Berbice will be providing sponsorship for the “Guyana Softball Cup 8” to be run by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA).
The, annual mega event is set for the weekend of October 26 to 28, at grounds in and around Georgetown.
This year’s competition promises to be the largest ever with over 30 teams expected to participate.
As usual teams from North America will be coming to Guyana with over 12 expected to touch down on local shores for the prestigious softball tournament.
The GFSCA for the first time, has penciled in an over 50 tournament which adds to the usual Open, Females and Masters competitions.
All four finals will be played at the famous Demerara Cricket Club Ground in Queenstown, Georgetown on October 28th starting at 10 am.
Floodlights Masters and Speed Boat are the defending champions in the Masters and Open categories respectively while Karibee Strykers are the defending female champions.
The launch of the tournament was held recently at the upper flat of the DCC main pavilion with extensive coverage provided in the print and electronic media. Information coming from GFSCA indicated that there are significant cash incentives and trophies up for grabs.
Attractive gates prizes along with beyond the boundary entertainment and food and drinks will be available.
In presenting the cheque to the organisers, Mohindra Persaud, CEO of Nand Persaud and Company Limited said that he was happy to be associated with this tournament and wished it every success while the GFSCA, in reply stated that it wanted to express gratitude to the rice giant for providing sponsorship of the tournament which has attracted teams from Canada, New York and Florida.
The other teams will come from Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice.