Following an exciting season in the Digicel
Shark Football League, football fans will be treated to a double header on April 3, 2011 when the finals kick off at the
Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.
The Seventeen and Dynamos Football Clubs
battle in the
third place playoff beginning at 4:30 p.m., while Etoil Football Club
and Rest de Monde face off for the championship trophy at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Digicel
since October 2010, the Shark Football League features 12 teams
comprised predominantly of Haitian nationals living in the Bahamas.
Digicel’s Senior Sponsorship Manager, explains that football has taken
on even greater meaning to the Haitian players and fans because it “was a
them to bond after the 2010 earthquake and now promotes a sense of
pride in and togetherness with family and friends back home.”
He added: “Digicel
is always looking for fun ways to connect with customers in the Diaspora
and football, loved by so many in the Caribbean, has been a great way
to do this.
We have contributed significantly to football development in our
markets, sponsoring more than a dozen national teams and leagues,
including the major Digicel Caribbean Championships.”
Attendees on game day will be able to compete for great prizes through a number of promotions. These include the offer of a free
US$3 Digicel Top-Up for every US$5 ticket purchased that day and a US
Digicel Top-Up offer that will give each person a chance to win a
Digicel mobile phone pouch. Fans who purchase
this US$10 Top Up card will also receive an entry form to register for a
chance to participate in the ‘Kick 4 Digicel FIFA Merchandise’, an
on-field half-time activity during the third place match. Three persons
will be randomly selected to compete and the
winner will receive one Digicel FIFA jersey and football.
As for half-time
during the championship match, supporters will have a chance to win
US$100 Top-Up voucher and Digicel FIFA merchandise when the gate prize
raffle is drawn.
Top-Up will also be available for purchase at the event so those living
in the Bahamas can stay connected with loved ones.
offers an innovative range of products and services to Caribbean and
Central American nationals living in the Diaspora. These include online
top-up where customers can log on to any Digicel website and top-up or
send minutes to people back home, and retail top-up, where customers can
go into any one of over 160,000 retail stores in Canada, the Caribbean,
the United States or the United Kingdom
and purchase Digicel top-up or send Digicel minutes to friends and
relatives in their home country.
and a half years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 11.5 million
customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America
and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value,
best service and best network.
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 title
sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Cup. In the Pacific, Digicel is the
proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the
Vanuatu cricket team.
also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and
has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea
which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to
support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has
the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking
as one of the top-rated shows.
incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua
& Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin
Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji,
French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica,
Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts &
Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname,
Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel
also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.
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