THE organising committee of May Day Cup 2015, a mega fundraiser for the PPP/C, received an early boost after securing their first sponsor, Mr Mohamed M. Latif popularly known as Azaad, businessman of Line Path, Upper Corentyne, Berbice.
At a simple ceremony held recently, Latif presented the cheque to Dennis Deroop, s member of the organising committee. The sponsor said that he is pleased to be part of such a mega event and had no hesitation when he was approached for his assistance.
He added that he is fully supportive of the work of the PPP/C in government and encourages the general public to support this party in the upcoming elections.
Deroop mentioned that this party is the only one that takes care of the needs of all in this beautiful country of ours despite of race, creed, gender or age.
Deroop thanked Latif for coming on board so willingly and assured him that he will get his money’s worth; for the tournament will be well run and all funds will be accounted for.
He added that although the event is to raise funds for the ruling party, it will also provide entertainment for the entire family.
The day will start with four exciting teams from Berbice namely West Berbice, New Amsterdam/Canje, Lower Corentyne and Upper Corentyne/RHTY&SC competing for bragging rights. The matches will be 15-overs-a-side with two semifinals and a grand final with the winners taking home a trophy and $100 000, the runners-up $50 000 and the two losing semifinalists $25 000 each.
The man-of-the-match will also receive a trophy and $10 000 cash. The big game under floodlights will see arch rivals Berbice clash with Demerara in a T20 game with the winning team collecting a trophy and $200 000, man-of-the-match a trophy and $20 000 and the loser $100 000.
Several top national and international players will be on show as the organisers are negotiating to get a few guest players from Trinidad and Tobago. Several gate prizes for the fans will be up for grabs and games for the young and the old will be there. The organisers are in process of securing sponsorship for the 6 teams participating in the cricket matches.
Following the cricket, Shakti’s Strings will provide life entertainment for the entire family in a big after-party lime. Crown Vibes International will provide the music.
This mega event will be held at the historic Albion Sports Complex on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00hrs and is expected to be an annual fundraiser. Tickets will be $1 000, with kids Under-12 free.