RHTY&SC launches massive incentive for its cricketers
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) last Friday launched a massive incentive scheme for its cricketers.
According to the club’s Secretary/Chief Executive Officer Hilbert Foster, since 1991 the club organised an annual ceremony for its membership from a humble beginning of giving away four trophies and similar number of water bottles, but said the ceremony has grown into by far the country’s largest awards ceremony.
Addressing members of the media last Friday at the Hand-in-Hand boardroom, Foster said for the club’s 23rd anniversary ceremony last year, a total of $2.5M worth of trophies, medals, gifts and prizes were shared out to 40 club members by sponsors and friends of the club.
Foster said the main objectives of the club over the years have been to recognise its heroes, honour outstanding performances, encourage members to aim for excellence, assist in the raising of the standard of the club and recognise the contribution of sponsors.
Foster said this year the club has undergone a major restructuring which included the upgrading of the awards programme which will be held on April 27 this year with a total of $3M in prizes on offer. The club’s cricketer-of-the-year would take home $500 000 in prizes including a cash prize of $200 000.
He indicated that 42 awards would be distributed but special emphasis would be placed on the runner-up cricketer-of-the-year, junior cricketer-of-the-year, the most disciplined cricketer, most promising player, most committed player, female cricketer and benefit-of-the-year for a long-serving cricketer.
Foster said Travelspan has come on board and will donate a return ticket ($150 000) to the United States of America for the best Regional cricketer and would go to the cricketer with the best performance by a club member representing Guyana or the West Indies.
Forster said hopefully, similar awards would be given to the local cricketer-of-the-year and female cricketer-of-the-year.
The RHTY&SC’s Foster said he is delighted to have Travelspan once again on board and it is the club’s hope that the relationship would grow stronger in the future.
According to Foster, among the prizes that will be on offer is one year’s free supply of cable television, airplane tickets to the USA, visits to local resorts, cell phones, jewellery, designer clothing, electronic gadgets, educational packages and bicycles.
Meanwhile Mohamed’s Enterprise has joined the long list of sponsors for the awards ceremony and has committed the $200 000 cash prize for the cricketer-of-the-year award.