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Scotiabank sponsors 31st Conchman Triathlon
By Maxine Seymour
Nov 2, 2017 - 6:32:07 PM

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Pictured (l to r) Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing & Public Relations, Scotiabank Caribbean North and Bruno Styles, Branch Manager, Scotiabank Freeport present to Christopher Baker, Chairman and Rebecca Cafferata, Member, Conchman Triathlon Committee.

Freeport, Grand Bahama  – Scotiabank is proud to support the 31st Annual Grand Bahama Conchman Triathlon set for this Saturday, November 4 at Taino Beach.

“At Scotiabank, we are committed to helping young persons in our community become better off. We are happy to partner with Conchman as the exclusive sponsor of the run discipline of this year’s triathlon.” said Bruno Styles, Manager, Scotiabank Freeport.

The Bank was pleased with its sponsorship of the Conchman event in 2016, and particularly the success of the inaugural Schools Competition driven by Scotiabank’s’ global community investment strategy which focuses on youth.

“I am delighted to have Scotiabank as the Run Event Sponsor,” said Christopher Baker, Conchman Chairman. “Five schools in Grand Bahama took part last year with 15 teams participating. We expect even more schools to participate this year with additional teams, such was the enthusiasm of those who took part.”

“Today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders. We know that focusing on young people is an investment in the long-term security, stability and growth of both our communities and our business,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

“Therefore we are pleased, not only with the expected youth participation in the 31st Annual Conchman, but also with the selected beneficiaries of this year’s Triathlon,” Symonette continued.

Funds raised will aid the local YMCA and Freeport Rugby and Football Club. The competition comprises three sprint distance events: a 750-metre swim, a 20-kilometre (km) bike ride and a 5km run.

According to Styles, Conchman is one of many other worthwhile initiatives throughout Grand Bahama that Scotiabank supports.  He cited some the Bank’s recent community investments on the island, “Scotiabank hosts an annual Kids Community Fun Day that celebrates children each summer. In 2016, we funded a $25K TuneIn to Reading lab at Freeport Primary School.”

“Last year we sponsored the National High School Track & Field Championships held right here in Freeport, awarding the Scotiabank Most Outstanding Athlete awards to the top male and female performers,” Styles continued. “Our Bank makes donations to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, among other ongoing community commitments.”

Scotiabank in Freeport was recently nominated for a Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Excellence Award in the Philanthropic Business category. 

About Conchman

The 31st annual Conchman Triathlon takes place on November 4 at Taino Beach, the third venue in its illustrious history.

More than 160 people competed in the first event in 1986 and since then, the Conchman has been truly established in the international athletic calendar with thousands of competitors traveling from as far away as Europe and the west coast of the United States. The event’s objectives have remained the same from the start – to stage a positive community event that could contribute to the island’s charitable organizations – and this mission will continue. For more information, www.conchmantriathlon.com.

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