Gizmos and Gadgets pumps $375 000 into RHTYSC : – renews first division sponsorship for 5th successive year
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Sponsorship for sports in Guyana is difficult to obtain and maintain but the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) continues to attract support from the business sector throughout the country.
This was evident last Thursday, when popular Georgetown-based company, Gizmos and Gadgets, renewed its cricket sponsorship of the RHTYSC first division team for 2014 to the tune of $275 000 and also donated trophies and electronic gadgets valued $100 000 for the club’s upcoming 24th annual awards ceremony.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to the company for its investment into one of the leading first division teams in Guyana, the RHT Gizmos and Gadgets, who, along with their long-time rival Albion have been dominating at the first division level in the Ancient County over the last decade, and include some of the country’s leading cricketers.
Players in the team include West Indies Test player Assad Fudadin, national players Royston Crandon and Rajiv Ivan, former national player Delbert Hicks, former national Under-19 captain Shawn Pereira and West Indies female cricketer Shemaine Campbelle.
Foster stated that with Gizmos and Gadgets support, the RHTYSC was able to concentrate fully on playing cricket without worrying about the financial cost.
The team as they have done in the past, continued to dominate cricket in Berbice and in the last six months won the Busta Champion of Champions 50 overs and NAMILCO/Bakewell 20/20 tournaments.
Under the Gizmos and Gadgets sponsorship the team have won eight major championships and have produced numerous players for Berbice and Guyana at all levels, while Foster also expressed gratitude to the company for supporting the award ceremony, as the Club strongly believes in rewarding its heroes who performed beyond the call of duty.
Office Manager and head of the RHTYSC Cricket Development Committee, Moonish Singh, disclosed that Crandon would lead the team in 2014 with Pereira as his deputy, while Winston Smith will execute the duties of coach and Foster would continue to serve as the manager.
Singh stated that with the pool of dedicated players, the RHTYSC aim to dominate for the rest of the 2014 Berbice season with special emphasis being placed on developing promising talents for the future.
Marketing Manager of Gizmos and Gadgets Divya Sieudarsan stated that her General Manager Ravi Mangar was pleased to sponsor the team and was very impressed with their achievements under the sponsorship.
The team, she noted has promoted the company’s brand with passion and success and as such it had no problem with renewing its sponsorship. She wished the team more success in the future and expressed confidence that the RHTYSC would continue to uphold the high standards it has set itself.
She also expressed congratulations to the awardees of the club who would be honoured at the 24th annual awards ceremony scheduled for May 18, which will see the Cricketer-of-the-Year receive a package worth $500 000 including $200 000 cash, a return ticket to USA, designer clothing, cosmetic hampers, cell phones and electronic gadgets among other prizes.