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Exciting finals expected for Digicel Shark Football League in Bahamas
By Nathelie Taylor
Mar 24, 2011 - 8:51:22 AM

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Miami, Florida - 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   will 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.

Mauricio Fernandez, Digicel’s Senior Sponsorship Manager, explains that football has taken on even greater meaning to the Haitian players and fans because it “was a way for 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 $10 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.

Digicel Top-Up will also be available for purchase at the event so those living in the Bahamas can stay connected with loved ones.

Digicel 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.





About Digicel

After nine 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.

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 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.

Digicel 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.

In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.

Digicel is 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.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com   for more information.


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