Digicel Sponsor’s Indigenous Heritage Month day of sports for the 7th year
Digicel Guyana who has been the sole sponsor of the day of Indigenous Heritage month day of Sports for the past seven years on Wednesday handed over sponsorship cheque Project Coordinator, Bisham Ramsaywack who accepted on behalf of the Minister within the Ministry Valerie Garrido-Lowe. Ramsaywack expressed appreciation to the company for its sustained support of the activities and his remarks mentioned that “this year we are expected to have about 500 athletes from Regions 1 to 10. Last year’s defending champion for football is Region 9 and they are expected to be there to defend their title,”
In her brief remarks to the media, Communications Manager, Vidya Bijlall-Sanichara said “It’s always a privilege for us to be on board with the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, as you know Digicel is the leading telecommunication provider in the hinterland regions and we pride ourselves on being the first to take telecommunications to some of the most remote hinterland villages of Guyana,” Bijlall-Sanichara also noted that as part of their corporate social responsibility, Digicel always strives to partner with agencies, in this case the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs to make a difference in the lives of Guyanese.
The dates for the sporting activities are set from Sept 18 to Sept 20 at the Everest Ground, Georgetown which will see thousands of hinterland residents converging in Georgetown to participate in the activities. In addition to football, cricket, volleyball archery and other games swimming has been added to this year’s calendar of events. This is scheduled to take place at the National Aquatic Center on September 20, 2015.
About Digicel Group:
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After almost 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.