NUA Agency Limited and its members joined the Local Organising Committee of the 50th CARIFTA Games as a gold sponsor.
#By BRENT STUBBS
#Senior Sports Reporter
#WITH their cheque presentation of $50,000, NUA Insurance Agents & Brokers became a gold sponsor of the 50th Golden Jubilee CARIFTA Games over the Easter holiday weekend.
#The cheque presentation was made yesterday in the foyer of the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.
#Speaking on behalf of NUA was Stanford Charlton, the managing director, who said they are happy to partner with the LOC in putting on the 50th edition of the CARIFTA Games, marking the ninth time it will be held in the Bahamas.
#“Our $50,000 sponsorship is a reflection of our commitment to the shared goals and spirit of the games,” said Charlton, noting that they hope the games will deliver an unparalleled experience for the athletes, spectators and fans, who will fill the stadium.
#“This year, the Bahamas celebrates 50 years as an independent nation and it coincides with the 50th CARIFTA Games,” Charlton said.
#“We understand the magnitude of this moment and we hope to contribute to its success.”
#CARIFTA LOC chairman Lynden Maycock welcomed NUA on board and indicated that they are looking forward to them making the games a success as they make this one of the most memorable games ever held.
#“Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you,” Maycock summed up.
#Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations president Drumeco Archer, in reading from the mandate of NUA from their website, said he’s delighted that they have decided to support track and field, the largest sporting body in the Bahamas and by extension, the CARIFTA Games, the largest track and field event in the world for junior athletes.
#“I believe that by your sponsorship, you will receive exponential returns for your investment,” Archer stated.
#“Through our LOC, headed by Lynden Maycock, we hope to make this the most exciting games hosted in its 50th year of existence.”
#Mike Sands, the president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC), which comprises of 36 area associations or nations and 26 of which are a part of CARIFTA, said while it’s good that NUA is making its presence felt in the Bahamas, it’s his hope that they will be able to spread their wings into some of the countries participating in the games.
#Sands pledged his commitment to introduce Charlton and his team to the NACAC membership as he looks forward to NUA assisting the region in the hosting of the games here in the Bahamas and at the same time, welcomed them as a partner of NACAC.
#Rev Harrison Thompson, the chairman of the CARIFTA Games, said the games are in great shape with a medical firm, Oak Tree, as the major sponsor and now NUA, as an insurance company, as a gold medal sponsor. He thanked NUA on behalf of the LOC and encouraged them to increase their donation to another $50,000 and at the same time, he advised them to consider sponsoring the BAAA in some of their ventures this year.