Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) (RBC) today announced Oneil Williams as the newest Team RBC Ambassador. RBC will be supporting Oneil in his quest to qualify for the upcoming 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. “We are thrilled to welcome Oneil Williams to Team RBC,” said LaSonya Missick, Managing Director and Head of Personal Banking, The Bahamas and TCI. “We are proud to support him in his bid to represent The Bahamas on the sporting world’s highest stage. His journey exemplifies dedication, strength, hard work, and determination – all values that we share and support at RBC.”
Williams, 37, is the current Bahamian national record holder in the marathon and he has represented The Bahamas at several competitions, including the Carifta Games, the Central American and Caribbean Games, Penn Relays, and the Pan-American Games. He is now seeking to add the Olympic Games to his resume and become the first Bahamian to earn an Olympic berth in the marathon.
“I want to express my sincerest gratitude to RBC for their support, and for the opportunity to serve as a Team RBC Ambassador,” said Williams. “This is a major help for me in achieving a spot at the Olympic Games. To date, family and friends have supported my journey and helped me get to where I am. Now, with RBC as a sponsor, I can take my training to the next level and cover costs like coaching, travel to competitions, sports nutrition, and accommodations. This sponsorship will make a huge difference!” Williams is currently in Kenya training alongside some of the world’s best distance runners. As a Team RBC Ambassador, Williams will be featured in advertising campaigns, make special appearances, and help RBC reach more audiences through social media. Sport has the power to bring people together and unite communities. Williams is the latest athlete to be sponsored by RBC. For several years, RBC has been committed to helping amateur athletes around the world achieve new levels of success, on and off the field of play, through targeted financial support.
As a member of Team RBC, Williams will have access to the training, competitions, and resources he needs to help him reach new levels and represent the Bahamas at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.