Movi Group comes on board with CARIFTA Games

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Simba FrenchSend an emailFebruary 2, 2023 606 3 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 The Movi Group of Companies has come on board as the media production partner for the 50th CARIFTA Games.

The Movi Group of Companies has come on board as the media production partner for the 50th CARIFTA Games. The announcement came at a press conference held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium yesterday.

The production company has stepped forward to donate $120,000 toward the $3 million goal that the 2023 CARIFTA Games Local Organization Committee (LOC) is seeking to raise. The 50th CARIFTA Games is set to be held April 8-10 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

President of the Movi Group Burton Wallace said from they heard that The Bahamas would be the host country this year, they had an appetite to be a part of it.

“Sports has a huge role to play when it comes to nation building. It helps in elevating qualities like discipline, determination, teamwork and a passion for fitness and the psyche of a nation. Movi has been quietly involved in the broadcast of sports of many international sporting events,” Wallace said.

Wallace said REV TV, who is the communications partner, and the Movi Group will be collaborating to ensuring the production is top notch.

“In collaboration with the other nominated counterparts, we are on target to deliver an exceptionally high-level broadcast above the level ever experienced for CARIFTA. So, I challenge everyone in saying and knowing that this year will set the bar.”

The company has covered the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Nations League, the 2017 CARIFTA Swimming Championships, the 2018 Bahamas Beach Soccer Cup, PGA (Professional Golfers Association) Golf, Battle 4 Atlantis and the Bahamas Bowl. Wallace encourages others to also support the CARIFTA Games.

LOC Chief Executive Officer Lynden Maycock said that it was important to secure the best team and that this CARIFTA Games will be the greatest sports production in the 50 years of the event.

“We are getting ready to put on the greatest sports production that has been seen in the 50 years of the games,” said Maycock. “In order to do this, we need the best team – a team that is capable by skill, passion and desire, to put on the greatest show to ensure this 50th CARIFTA Games is unforgettable. It will be unforgettable for the athletes, our coaches, our supporters, our partners and everyone who will attend or view it.”

Dubbed the ‘Dame of the Games’, Olympic gold medalist and member of The Bahamas’ Golden Girls Pauline Davis-Thompson welcomed Wallace and the Movi Group on board.

“We are so excited that you’ve chosen to be a part of these 50th CARIFTA Games,” Davis-Thompson said. “As a former CARIFTA athlete back in the day, being able to have someone as distinguished as yourself with this amazing company to decide to come and lend a hand and to give back not just to the CARIFTA Games but by extension to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, it means so much.”

Wallace and his company has been in the production business for years and they are looking to add innovative interactions and experiences.

“The arc of what we do I believe is substantially higher than a lot of our counterparts,” Wallace said. “We had the opportunity to work with companies the likes of ABC and Disney as we did just last year with their morning show and ESPN. We’ve been able to obtain a set of skills second to none that we intend to leverage in the upcoming CARIFTA Games to heighten the visual experience of what viewers will be able to digest and watch. We want everyone to be there but for those who won’t be able to physically be there, it’ll be an experience as if you just were there.”

Wallace said they will be enhancing the viewers’ experience and one of the ways is to use a rail camera that will track the races, especially the 100 and 200 meters races up close.

Maycock is encouraging persons from The Bahamas and around the world to use its crowdfunding platform that was done through ArawakX. It can be found on the CARIFTA Games website:

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