Trust saves the day for Bajan boxers
than sending a bunch of bureaucrats to the Olympics to watch our boys and girls perform.
“I’d rather spend the money on the athletes. So I am thrilled, actually.
“This trust supports many different causes and programmes; most of it is focused on children.
“We focus on children in distress, children in need, in disaster relief and the other pillar of our trust is the sports initiatives.
“We look for needs and in this instance they needed a certain amount of money that they could not get it from the Government or the other associations.
“I don’t know why they couldn’t get it but they couldn’t, so we looked to fill that need,” he explained.
Csumrik also pledged their support as the athletes under the BBA continue their exploits in the ring.
President of the BBA Richard Atwell was grateful for the contribution which will cover the team’s accommodation while competing at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall over the next four days.
“I am extremely appreciative of the contribution from [the trust] and David [Csumrik].
“Without that, we will probably be looking at a team of about four boxers or at least six with two officials which would have cut the team by more that 50 per cent.
“It wouldn’t have been a full strength team.”
The 13-member contingent of ten boxers along with head coach Laurence Hunte, assistant coach Christopher “Shaka” Henry and manager Oliver Marshall left for Guyana yesterday.