The annual Florida Cup Softball Tournament is quickly approaching and defending champions Regal All Stars and Regal Masters have been busy fine-tuning preparations both on and off the field.
Last Sunday at the GNIC Sports Club Ground, Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, the Masters Champions, Regal Masters challenged Well Man Masters as much-needed preparation heading to the April 12-14 mega softball tournament in Fort Lauderdale.
Coinciding with the warm-up match was a sponsorship presentation by Industrial Supplies of Guyana Inc (ISG) to the Regal teams to aid in their title defence in North America.
On behalf of the engineering company was Technical Support Engineer Bobby Lakhan, who handed over the sponsorship cheque of US$1800 to tour manager Parmanand Persaud in the presence of players from both of the champion sides.
Lakhan stated that it was the first sponsorship by the company of a sporting team, and he was confident that Regal teams would represent the brand well while playing good competitive cricket to repeat as champions in South Florida.
“It is our (ISG) first sponsorship of this kind, but once Regal do us proud it will not be, our last sponsorship,” Lakhan said.
According to information coming out of the South Florida Softball Cricket League, the 15th edition of the Florida Cup will be the biggest yet with 10 All-Star teams, 10 Masters’ teams (Over 45 years old) and eight Legends teams (Over 50 years old) battling over three days. The preliminary matches and semi-finals will be played at the Brian Piccolo Park while the championship matches will be played at the only international cricket venue in North America – the Central Broward Regional Park.