TDC reaffirms its commitment to Track and Field in the Federation
The St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA), the hosts of the Interschool Track and Field Championships has received the backing of the TDC Group of Group of Companies to stage the 2012 edition of the Games.
The local business officially handed over its sponsorship package that included a bundle of goods and services to assist with the successful staging of the what has been dubbed a ‘Mini Olympics’ by many Sporting officials across the Federation.
The presentation was made by Mr. Dominic Matthew, TDC Client Relations and Marketing Assistant to Mr. Evris Huggins, the SKNAAA Public Relations Officer, at the ZIZ Media Centre, where the brief ceremony took place.
Matthew spoke of the Group’s longstanding commitment to Sports and in particular the Games and reiterated the importance of investing in the event.
“On behalf of the TDC Group of Companies, it is my pleasure to present our Corporate package for this year’s Championships. When the Group first gave our approval for this event, we recognized that our investment would pay great dividends. More importantly, we saw it as an opportunity to back a grassroots activity, where young people can benefit through the various athletic disciplines that would help to mould them to become responsible and productive citizens, said the Marketing Executive.
In response, Mr. Huggins thanked Matthew and praised the Company for its commitment to the games and athletics on a whole.
“Your pledge has made it possible for our athletes to recognize their potential. We are pleased to have you as our partner and commend you for being with us for such a long time. Your backing has paved the way for the likes of Kim Collins, Tiandra Ponteen, Jason Rogers and many others to not only perform but represent themselves and our country on the global stage, because of your unwavering commitment. The SKNAAA records our sincere appreciation to you,” stated Huggins.
In 1977, the Trading and Development Company Limited was one of the first enterprises to sponsor the inaugural track and field championship, which was held at the Basseterre High School grounds.
Picture: Mr. Dominic Matthew, Marketing Assistant presenting TDC’s sponsorship package to Mr. Evris Huggins, SKNAAA Public Relations Officer at the ZIZ Media Room
Press release from SKNAAA - 19/03/2012
The Executive Body of the St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, has approved CASH PRIZES for the top six (6) placing schools at the 36th Edition of the TDC Interschool Championships in the sum of EC$ 12,500.00.
The cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
· 1st Place - EC$ 5,000.00
· 2nd Place - EC$ 3,000.00
· 3rd Place - EC$ 2,000.00
· 4th Place - EC$ 1,000.00
· 5th Place - EC$ 750.00
· 6th Place - EC$ 500.00
The winning schools will be determined by the most gold medals and the flow for the remaining positions will follow that descending order. In the event there is a tie for gold medals, the school with the most silvers will be awarded the winner. The same procedure will be applied to the bronze medal category in the event there is a tie with gold and silver.
It is important to note that our principle sponsor, the St. Kitts and Nevis Trading Development Group of Companies (TDC) will be celebrating their 35th year of sponsorship to our championships. Joining LIME and Coco-Cola as long term and major sponsor will be Western Union will be joining the sponsorship table as Silver Sponsors for this year’s championships.
Amongst the highlights, we will for the first time be introducing the combination events with the Heptathlon (7 events) for the Under 15 Male and Female category. The winner for this multi-event discipline, will be determined by the total points accumulated at the completion of all seven (7) events. There is a plan to continue introducing the multi events in the Under 17 and Under 20 category in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
We will for the very first time be streaming the championships LIVE with full commentary, blogging, photos and results!
Additional details to outline traffic and security plan will be outlined shortly.
The 2012 TDC Interschool Championships will be held at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium in Bird Rock from Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th March 2012. Competition commences at 2 pm daily with the Opening Ceremony and March Past commencing at 6 pm on Friday along with the Aquavita Cheerleading Competition Commencing at 7 pm. Admission, Kim Collins Pavilion – EC$ 20.00, Stands – EC$ 15.00, Grounds – EC$ 10.00 and Children EC$ 5.00.