President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Christopher Matthias, GFRC President Alfred King, representatives of sponsoring companies and members of the GFRC were also present at the Launch.
King said it was a very significant venture being undertaken by the GFRC which will assist in development and promotion of refereeing in Guyana. January 1, 2014 have several attractive prizes and he urged members of the public to support in a very great way.
The GFF President Matthias congratulated the referees’ council for running off the raffle and he thanked the sponsors who made it possible.
The first prize winner will receive a 125cc Honda Motor Cycle, second place is a return trip to New York, third prize a return trip to Barbados, fourth prize a Blackberry Smartphone, fifth prize – A day trip to Arrowpoint Resort while there are two consolation prizes of a microwave oven and a food hamper.
The main sponsors are Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Caribbean Airline Limited (CAL), LIAT, GT&T, Roraima Group of Companies, Demerara Harbour Bridge, BK International, New GPC and Neal and Massy Guyana Group of Companies.
The price per ticket is $100. Tickets went on sale immediately with Matthias purchasing 15 books while Walton and media operatives Stephan Sookram and Quacy Coates being among the first to purchase tickets.