Local phone company backs CARIFTA games

| 16/03/2010

(CNS): One lucky school in the Cayman Islands will win a $5,000 CARIFTA Sports Package Makeover as a result of a text promotion being launched by LIME. This initiative is part of the phone company’s CARIFTA School Sports Campaign designed to give greater visibility across the Caribbean to the Annual CARIFTA Games which this year are being held in the Cayman Islands and sponsored by LIME to the tune of US $200,000. It also aims to assist in financing Caribbean schools’ athletics programmes.

All schools must be officially recognized by the respective Ministries of Education and the nominated school must be located in the country in which the winners currently reside (Preschools, daycares, universities, non-recognized schools, adult education institutions and night schools are not eligible to win. Normal text rates of 10 cents apply; the texting competition ends April 5, 2010.)

One of the winning schools across the Caribbean will also win a visit from Olympic Medallist Asafa Powell – currently the third fastest man in the world. A random selection from among the winning schools from each LIME country will determine which lucky school will win “A Day with Asafa”. Students and faculty at the school will have a chance to meet and interact with the world-class athlete who has a solid reputation for good conduct, exceptional professionalism and great sportsmanship.

“These games are very important to the sport of Track and Field in our Region and are part of the building blocks of the amazing reputation that the region enjoys internationally.” said Chris Dehring, LIME Chief Marketing Officer. “It is our hope that every secondary school child is made aware of the CARIFTA games and of the importance it holds for our future on the world stage of Track and Field.”

He said that CARIFTA was one of the most important events on the region’s athletic calendar and plays a critical role in developing young athletes. “Through LIME’s sponsorship, the goal is to increase the visibility of the games, particularly among secondary schools, for maximum participation across the Caribbean”.

Become a LIME fan and follow the CARIFTA Games with us on: www.time4lime/facebook and www.trwitter.com/time4LIMENews.

To participate, LIME postpaid and prepaid mobile customers, 18 years or older, simply text the word “GOLD” to LIME (5463) at normal rates and they automatically have a chance to nominate a school to win the grand prize or to win for themselves, other exciting prizes. Prizewinners in each LIME country will nominate a primary, secondary or tertiary school to win the $5,000 Sports Package Makeover. 

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