GBTI this week created much excitement as it took its Brand Ambassadors cricketing star Shimron Hetmyer and national hockey and tennis champion Sarah Klautky on a familiarisation meet-and-greet at its Georgetown and Berbice branches.
At the Regent and Water Streets branches, customers, fans and staff were excited to meet the young stars and engaged them briefly, offering words of encouragement and using the opportunity also to request autographs and photos.
For both Hetmyer and Klautky, it was the first time taking time off to meet and interact with fans. They expressed gratitude to the banking institution for believing in them and throwing its support behind them.
“It’s good because young people don’t always have the support from (large companies) and parents can’t always afford to finance their children’s sports goals,” Hetmyer said, noting that the interactions have been “fantastic”.
Klautky shared similar sentiments, observing that field hockey and tennis were not very popular sports locally, but she intended to popularise them.
Meanwhile, GBTI is proud to have these two young sports personalities represent its brand and looks forward to working with them to change lives and provide opportunities in Guyana.
“Sports and culture help define us as Guyanese and we see Guyanese for who we are. It is only fitting, therefore, that we support what fosters love and unity and what makes us Guyanese,” the financial institution noted.
Customers and fans in Berbice were also given the opportunity to meet and interact with the star Guyanese cricketer before he joins the West Indies squad for the upcoming England tour in the Caribbean.