Women With a Purpose 5K Run/Walk
At a special get-together on Thursday night, Byfield’s home in the community of Waltham was packed with persons from the sporting, business, and civil communities in Mandeville.
Retired sports administrator Pat Anderson, who is credited with introducing Byfield to the field of sports coverage when he handed him a tape of a popular road race in Mandeville around 2000, remembered his energy in covering sports.
“He was among the first on the list of invitees when planning a function as you felt that if he came, it would definitely be covered. I admired that about him,” said Anderson.
The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC), through its president, Orville Henriques, also offered a tribute to Byfield’s work and condolences to his family.
“Byfield was one of the first journalists to cover events at MRPC, so we remember him with much gratitude in helping to get shooting out at a time when people didn’t believe in what we were trying to achieve,” said Henriques.
“May his soul rest in peace, and I know it is a difficult time for his family, but I wish them the same energy and interest he had to succeed.”
Treasure Beach and its environs will come alive today, starting with this morning’s Women With A Purpose 5K Treasure Hunt Run/Walk event.
The Treasure Beach Women’s Group is the chief organisers of the event, which seeks to bring awareness to breast cancer victims and former victims who have beaten the odds by surviving. The group is seeking to raise $3 million to fund their outreach services.
The event has got a tremendous boost, with the acquisition of sponsorship from German bra manufacturers Anita, who actually make a special line of bra that caters specifically to women who have had a mastectomy.
The race is set to start at 7 a.m., following which there will be an afterparty, beginning at 6:30 p.m.