Jewellers on board with special prizes; NSC donates to ‘Say No/Say Yes’ programme

RHTY&SC’s 29th Awards Ceremony…

Plans for the 29th Annual Awards Ceremony of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS — leading youth and sports organisation in Berbice — are slowly falling into place.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 at the St. Francis Community Developers Training Centre, and almost 80 persons will be honoured as the RHTY&SC recognises the outstanding contributions of its members and cricketers in 2018, along with the efforts of several others who have contributed to development in the Ancient County.
Long time sponsor King’s Jewellery World has, for the 15th successive year, donated one of its world renowned West Indies Cricket Medallions to the event.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, in receiving the medallion from CEO of King’s Jewellery World, Looknauth Persaud, said the special prize will be given to the RHTY&SC member who has been selected by management to enjoy a year’s benefit period, in recognition of outstanding service and contribution over an extended period of no less than five years.
Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu has been selected to enjoy 2019 as a benefit year in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the continued development of Guyana’s leading NGO. At just 19 years old, Naidu has taken over the daily operation of the Club, while the veteran Secretary/CEO concentrates on fulfilling his duties as President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB).
Guyana’s first-class cricketer Steven Jacobs has also come on board for the first time as a Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club sponsor, and has donated a special cricket ring which he will be launching shortly at his business place — ‘Jacobs Jewellery and Pawn Shop,’ located in Pike Street, Kitty.
The 30-year-old all-rounder has said he has always been impressed by the outstanding work of the RHTY&SC, and is elated to contribute.
Meanwhile, the National Sports Commission (NSC) has donated $400,000 to the Club’s 2019 ‘Say No/Say Yes’ programme. The funds will be used for publication of the RHTY&SC’s 19th Annual Magazine, and to assist several cricket clubs in Berbice with cricket balls.
The 48-page magazine will be published shortly at the F&H Printery in Georgetown, while approximately twelve clubs will receive balls at the Club’s upcoming awards ceremony.
Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu has expressed gratitude to Looknauth and Ryan Persaud of King’s Jewellery World; Steven Jacobs of Jacob’s Jewellery; and Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, for the assistance they have offered to the Club.
Naidu has reassured that the club is totally committed to the development of youths in Berbice, and will continue the hard work in the future.
The 40 members of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS, who will be honoured at its 29th Annual Awards Ceremony include medical personnel, retired teachers, outstanding 2018 teachers, students and law enforcement officers. Jimeel Davis of Food for the Poor is expected to deliver the Feature Address.
Among the awards costing over $2 million that will be distributed are: the Under-15 Player of the Year; Under-19 Player of the Year; Most Committed Player; Most Disciplined Player; Most Promising Player; Most Improved Player; Female Cricketer of the Year, and Cricketer of the Year, who are expected to carry home close to $300,0000 worth of prizes.
Club members like Clinton Pestano, Kevin Sinclair, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Jonathan Rampersaud, Shabiki Gajnabi and Kevlon Anderson are among those to be honoured.