The Trinidad-based football coach has presented a quantity of balls for the tournament, while he has made available some playing bibs for schools in Linden, which had requested Shabazz’s assistance.
Shabazz made the presentation to Co – Director of the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation, Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major, who expressed appreciation for the kind gesture.
The champion school in the tournament will pocket $1.2 million, 75 percent of which will be used to finance a project identified by the school. The second, third and fourth placed finishers will receive $750,000, $500,000 and $250,000, 25 percent of which will be used for a project at those schools.
The Most Valuable Player will be the recipient of a laptop, as well as a one-month stint with a top club in Trinidad and Tobago.
Admission to the games will be $500 and the participating schools are Wismar/Christianburg, Wisburg, New Silver City and McKenzie High School of Linden; St George’s, Lodge, East Ruimveldt, North Georgetown, Queen’s College, Dolphin Secondary, Charlestown Secondary, Christ Church and Queenstown of Georgetown; Waramadong Secondary of Region Seven; Leonora, Stewartville, Uitvlugt and Patentia of West Demerara; Bladen Hall, President’s College, Ann’s Grove and Annandale of East Coast Demerara; Ash Education Trust of Berbice; and Friendship of East Bank Demerara.
The tournament will conclude on New Year’s Day 2014 with the grand final.