Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) is now equipped to continue providing school basketball teams with a platform to showcase their talents, as Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd earlier today renewed their partnership with the YBG.
The partnership which has now spanned eleven years, can be described as a fruitful one, giving Youth Basketball Guyana the opportunity to introduce younger players to meaningful competition at the school level.
In his grateful remarks, Director of YBG Chris Bowman noted that more corporate entities need to take pattern from the Edward B. Beharry Company.
“We need corporate partnerships and I think Beharry has been a tremendous example of that corporate spirit,” Bowman stated.
On the other hand, Marketing Director of Beharry Anjuli Beharry- Strand explained that the company takes pleasure in such ventures.
“For Edward Beharry and Company we are very proud to be sponsors for the eleventh year in a row and we will continue for years to come, to sponsor this program,” Ms Beharry- Strand stated
On the other hand, the Beharry Marketing Director had a lot to say about the positive impact that corporate Guyana can have on sport and youths, noting that it is a way to foster youth development.
“I think it’s incredibly important for private sector to invest in our children and our youths in Guyana. There is so much potential, there is so much skill, these children just need an opportunity to showcase these skills. It builds self-confidence, their ability to communicate, it enhances their ability to think strategically and I think all of these things are so important in empowering these young people, who ordinarily wouldn’t have this opportunity. I think sport is an extremely important venue that we need to look at and more people need to invest in it,”
Whilst there are a number of projects that the sum of $1.5M GYD will be injected to, one of the ventures that the YBG is looking into, is broadening their competition pool for the annual school’s basketball festival. Chris Bowman explains.
“We’re inviting Bartica and three schools from Region Three; Uitvlugt, Leonora and West Demerara. So those schools are already paying some level of basketball. Bartica got to the final of our 5- a – Side just a couple weeks ago, so they’re ready to play school’s basketball in the school’s basketball championship. So we’re going to make it possible for all those schools to be involved in the festival this year.”