President of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) Brian Lewis paid tribute to the work of the the Rotary Club of Port-of-Spain (POS) for their outstanding contribution to Sport, Education and building the social fabric of T&T.
He said, “When one looks at a Games of this magnitude you have to realise how many children are touched by this type of event. Mr (Kelvin) Nancoo stated that some 800 children participate in these Games every year.
"What about those who came out with their schools, the parents and supporters to view this championship. To do this for 30 years is simply fantastic."
Lewis was speaking at the launch of the 30th annual Rotary Club Port of Spain District Games at the Rotary Club’s office, Goodwill Industries, Woodbrook on Tuesday.
The Rotary Club Port-of-Spain and Environs Games which will be held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain next Friday (March 23) from 8.30 am.
According to chief organiser Kelvin Nancoo, “To sponsor for a year is good, to sponsor for five years is excellent but to continue sponsoring a Games for 30 years is something worth savouring.
“Thanks again to the Rotary Club of Port-of-Spain and we look forward to your continued co-operation for another 30 years.”
The West ‘B’ Zone will be defending its title this year and they will be facing a strong test from POS Central and POS East Zones. In all, eight zones will be involved.
Nancoo listed a number of present and past national athletes who were involved in previous Rotary District Games, including former World 400-metre hurdles champion Jehue Gordon, national men's sprint champion Richard Thompson, national sprint queen Michelle-Lee Ahye, Olympic medallist Marc Burns, Pilar McShine, Cleavon Dillon and Alena Brooks.
This event have engaged a number of sponsors including First Citizens, Oasis, Republic Bank, Atlantic, Massy Foundation and Pan American Life Insurance Group.