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GBPA makes Cheque Donations to Two Local Track Clubs
By Lashann Dames
May 25, 2010 - 9:34:17 AM

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GBPA SUPPORTS TRACK & FIELD – GBPA’s Director of Community Relations, Geneva Rutherford, makes a cheque donation to Frederick Bastian, Head Coach, Kenyan Knights Track Club.

Freeport, Bahamas –  Grand Bahamian athletes continue to excel on national and international levels.  To aid with the athletic development and growth of many of our island’s talented youngsters, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) recently made cheque donations to two track clubs on the island.

“GBPA is keen to assist with various types of sports and we have always done so over the years because we realize that youngsters need the type of discipline and positive activities provided through sports,” explained GBPA’s Director of Community Relations, Geneva Rutherford.

Accepting a cheque donation on behalf of the Golden Eagles Track Club was head coach, Dwayne Jennings.  The club is seeking corporate support to purchase uniforms for its 65 athletes and also to host a major meet on Grand Bahama.  With many of its members financially challenged, the GBPA donation was most welcomed.

 
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GBPA’S CHEQUE DONATION TO LOCAL TRACK CLUB– Dwayne Jennings, Head Coach, Golden Eagles Track Club, accepts a cheque donation from GBPA’s Director of Community Relations, Geneva Rutherford.

“We thank GBPA for their donation and kind consideration.  We have several clubs visiting for an upcoming meet, so this cheque will definitely help to defray some of the costs associated with the event.  It will also go towards the purchase of new uniforms and cover some of our club’s expenses as we travel to Junior Nationals in Nassau.  We’re definitely looking forward to a continued relationship with the Port Authority,” said Jennings.

Also benefiting from GBPA’s corporate generosity was the Kenyan Knights Track Club.  Head coach, Frederick Bastian was similarly thankful.  “I’m grateful to GBPA and its management team for their kindness towards the development of our kids.  Every contribution received helps to cover the many expenses associated with the expansion of track and field,” Bastian expressed.

The Kenyan Knights Track Club is a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to cultivate and develop young athletes on Grand Bahama.  With club members training vigorously for upcoming meets including the BayTaf Track & Field Classics, as well as Junior and Senior Nationals, the club relies heavily on the support of individuals and local area businesses.

“Great self-esteem is built through sports and we know that once youths are involved in something positive, then they are less likely to be involved in negative behaviour,” Rutherford surmised. “GBPA really seeks to better the lives of everyone throughout the island of Grand Bahama, and by extension The Bahamas, and one of the best ways we think we can do this is through sports.”

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