Western Union supports Hikers Hockey Club

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GRACE Kennedy Remittance Services (Guyana), through its Western Union brand continued its support to the development of sports locally by sponsoring the official uniforms of the Hikers Hockey Club’s junior players.
The branded Western Union uniforms which include 18 hockey suits, 20 socks and two goal-keeping shirts valued at approximately $200 000, were handed over to members of the club during a simple presentation held at the company’s Water Street head office.

Marketing Manager Natheeah King-Mendonca, upon making the presentation to club representative Michael Harding in the presence of a few players, expressed joy in making a humane contribution to sport and also, once again working with the hockey club whom they had assisted last year.
“Ever so often the sporting communities don’t really get the support of corporate Guyana. Our mandate to the community first and foremost is to support young people through sport and education and we are always here to render that much-needed assistance,” King-Mendonca said.
She added: “We (Western Union) are always pleased to be associated with Hikers Hockey Club because what they are doing is very beneficial to the youths of the community and it’s another way of keeping them away from being engaged in idle activities, so I would like to say ‘good work’ to Mr Harding.”
King-Mendonca insisted that “Western Union is the brand and at the end of the day when the youngsters become successful we can say that we have been there from the start. We don’t only run to grab the fame when they become famous because we are there from the beginning to nurture, to help and to give whatever assistance we can to them.”
Harding, in accepting the gear on behalf of his club, lauded the support and camaraderie the company has shown them over the past two years and vowed that the assistance will go a long way in their venture to help develop hockey and broaden the database of players locally.