Trust saves the day for Ba­jan box­ers

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page - By RIA GOOD­MAN ria­good­[email protected]­tion­

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.

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