Sagicor has announced that it will support the Roots Athletics Club; the championship winners of the Nevis Culturama Games in 2022. They will be defending their title in St Kitts and Nevis on Sunday.
This is the second year that Sagicor will support the team which according to a media release is currently preparing to attend the annual Meet where top young athletes like Tyra Fenton will be competing against athletes from Anguilla, Montserrat, St Vincent, and the Grenadines and St Kitts and Nevis.
Assistant Vice-President for Eastern Caribbean Operations and Branch Manager for Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc in Antigua and Barbuda Marisia James said the company is committed to the sport and youth development in Antigua by supporting organizations that are training and molding future national and international athletes.
“It’s important for our young athletes to experience competition. The Roots Athletic Club has a long history of track and field excellence and providing athletes with all the experience needed to compete on the world stage, so we are happy to ensure that they have a successful engagement in Nevis,” she said
Meanwhile, President of the Roots Athletic Club Jo-Ann Small said the support is appreciated
“Over the years the Club has produced exceptional athletes who have represented Antigua and Barbuda at the highest level in international, regional, and domestic track and field events and support from organizations like Sagicor is essential for our continued success and growth”.
“This year we are providing young athletes between the ages of 6 and 18 with the experience of competition in a collegial space. Our head coach, Oswald Baptiste, and assistant coach Mrs. Shaunte Hughes are both confident that we will make a great showing and bring back home the championship title to Antigua. We are very grateful that Sagicor decided to come on board and support our objective of participating in this Meet” Small added.
Athletes from Anguilla, Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, St Maarten, and the USA will take part in Sunday’s games