[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Courts Pee Wee Football tournament is set to kickoff on October 4, after the mega launching today, Thursday September 25 at Courts Furniture Inc Main Street Branch.
The tournament that will be organized for $2.8 million will see 24 schools vying for the championship, as St Pius Primary aims to defend their title.
Director of the Petra organization that will be coordinating the tournament, Troy Mendonca thanked the sponsors for remaining with their vision.
“This is the fourth school championship but Courts has been involved with us for six years and we want to express our thanks to them for sharing the vision.
“We must also thank the Ministry of Education for their blessing as well as Banks DIH for providing the ground, snacks and Malta. The tournament is going to be a good one we want the kids to play the duration of the tournament instead of just three and done and we have designed it in such a way,” Mendonca highlighted.
In the absence of Chief Education Officer (CEO) Olato Sam, assistant CEO Marcel Hutson noted that the Ministry of Education is proud to be a part of the tournament.
“I want to commend Courts and the other sponsors, the fact that this has been the fourth occasion and Courts has continued, I think it’s commendable. We at the Ministry of Education promote a healthy lifestyle and tournaments like this promote what we want to do at the Ministry which is to grow balanced persons.
“We want people to play, work but in the midst of everything there must be discipline, we want to see from these players that will join the Golden Jaguars,” Hutson stressed.
Marketing Manager of Courts, Pernell Cummings wished the teams well and thanked all associates for making the Courts Pee Wee Tournament one of the best tournaments in the country.
“I must say every year it gets bigger and we look forward to it growing even larger and Courts will continue to support this tournament and Petra Organization because we couldn’t have done this without them.
“I would also like to thanks Banks DIH as well…Student its game, win or lose you all are winners,” Cummings quipped.
The Robin Knockout tournament will be contested on the Banks DIG ground, Thirst Park.