Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), under the internationally renowned Soft Drink Pepsi, has renewed its sponsorship of the Rose Hall Town
DDL Pepsi Brand Manager Larry Wills hands over one of the Pepsi t-shirts to Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster
Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) under-19 and intermediate teams for another year.
The partnership, which is now in its 11th year, started in 2004 when Pepsi replaced the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company, which opted to sponsor the club’s Anti Drug and Pro Education campaigns.
The Pepsi sponsorship package is worth $220,000, with the team set to also receive 30 Pepsi t-shirts. Funds would be used to cover the cost of transportation, umpiring fees, balls, cricket gear and meals.
Club Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hilbert Foster, speaking at the presentation ceremony, which took place on Friday at the company’s head office, hailed the productive and successful relationship between DDL and the entity.
Calling the relationship a producer of positive results, Foster thanked DDL for their continued support and belief in Guyana’s “leading” youth and sports club.
Foster indicated that the sponsorship has helped the club to mould the careers of players’ like Assad Fudadin, Abdel Fudadin, Dominic Rikhi, Askay Homraj, Shemaine Campbell, Plaffina Millington, Clinton Pestano, Khemraj Mahadeo, Delbert Hicks, Shawn Pereira, Shailendra Shameer, Brandon Prasad, Erica Hashley and Shabika Gajnabi among others.
DDL Pepsi Brand Manager Larry Wills, in handing over the sponsorship cheque, re-stated his company’s pleasure in being associated with the RHTY&SC.
“This club’s record of achievement speaks for itself, and I would like to congratulate the Rose Hall Town Pepsi team for successfully representing the Pepsi brand on and off the field.”
The Rose Hall Town Pepsi under-19 team in 2014 is being led by Nicholas Cameron, with Homraj as his deputy, while West Indies female all rounder Campbell will be in charge of the intermediate team. Her deputy is Devin Baldeo.