first_imgSCOTIABANK has renewed its sponsorship of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC). Scotiabank and the RHTYSC established the highly successful relationship in 2009, and the sponsorship package for 2018 is worth $875 000.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, who received the sponsorship from Marketing Executive of the Bank, Jennifer Cipriani, disclosed that it covers sponsorships for the RHTYSC’s fourth Annual Children’s Mash Parade, Inter-School Essay Competition, Tribute to Teachers Programme, purchasing of cricket balls for cricket development programme and co-sponsorship of the Club’s Annual Youth Review Magazine and Annual Awards Ceremony.Outstanding teachers drawn from ten schools in the Lower Corentyne area would be honoured under the Scotiabank’s ‘Tribute to Outstanding Teachers’ Programme, while the same schools would be involved in the Mash Parade scheduled for February 23.The main objectives of the Parade are to promote the importance of Education, Culture, and Sport to promote social cohesion among residents.$100 000 worth of cricket balls would be purchased towards a planned comprehensive cricket development programme, while the practice equipment would be used on a weekly basis by the Club’s King Solomon Logistics Under-12 team, based at the Rose Hall Town Primary School.Another $100 000 worth of trophies and medals will go towards the 28th Annual Awards Ceremony which would be held on the April 16.A total of 40 RHTYSC members would receive $2.5M worth of trophies, medals and prizes, while assistance would be provided to over 20 NGOs, schools and sport clubs based in Berbice.The long-serving Secretary/CEO noted that the Scotiabank Mash Parade would be organised by the 10 cricket teams of the RHTYSC and a total of 700 students are expected to participate.Foster hailed the relationship between the Club and Scotiabank as extra special and stated that the RHTYSC was considered the best in Guyana because of the support of institutions like Scotiabank.He assured that all the programmes under the sponsorship would be properly organised and most importantly would achieve all of the objectives.Cipriani, in brief response, stated that the sponsorship was indicative of the Bank’s confidence in the administration of the RHTYSC. She stated that the Bank was delighted to be on board for the last ten years and was very proud of the Club’s records of achievements and hard work.All RHTYSC activities, she stated, were not only well organised but that the Bank was satisfied that its funds were well spent. She expressed confidence that the relationship would continue well into the future.last_img read more


first_imgOverlooked before the season in the Big East, the No. 3-ranked Syracuse men’s basketball team has cleaned house.On Tuesday, Jim Boeheim was named Big East Coach of the Year and Wes Johnson was awarded Big East Player of the Year. Syracuse plays the winner of Georgetown vs. South Florida on Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the Big East tournament.Before this season, Syracuse was predicted to finish sixth in conference — widely billed as a wild card with replenished pieces. After finishing as the Big East’s outright regular-season champions, the Orange (28-3) has reeled in the hardware.Boeheim was honored for SU’s unlikely turnaround, while Johnson leads the balanced team in points per game (15.7), rebounds (8.5) and minutes (34.5). Johnson is the first transfer from a Division I school to win the award and the fourth-ever Syracuse winner. Hakim Warrick (2005), Billy Owens (1991) and Derrick Coleman (1990) have also won. A day earlier, Kris Joseph was named the Big East’s Sixth Man of the Year.Among a field of premier scorers — such as Villanova’s Scottie Reynolds, Notre Dame’s Luke Harangody and South Florida’s Dominique Jones — Johnson’s overall game stood out. Fighting through injuries, he has handled a wealth of minutes while scoring in double figures in 28 of Syracuse’s 31 games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Boeheim, this is simply more hardware. As the winningest coach in Big East history, he also won Coach of the Year in 1984, 1991 and 2000. For Johnson, the news was somewhat surprising considering his numbers have ebbed of late. After a furious start, he has been hobbled by a pair of injuries.The aftershock of a head-over-heels spill against Providence and a hand injury against Connecticut has hurt Johnson’s shot. He is averaging 12.3 points in his last nine games. Others, namely Andy Rautins, have picked up the slack. Johnson recently campaigned for Rautins to win the award.thdunne@syr.edu  Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 9, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more