Scotiabank has signed on as sponsor for the 50th staging of the NACAC CARIFTA Games, with the infusion of US $100,000 towards the execution of the much-anticipated championships.
The regional Bank was announced as the Gold Elite Sponsor at the launch for the 2023 Golden Jubilee Games, scheduled for April 8 – 10 at the Thomas A Robinson National and Track and Field Stadiums in The Bahamas.
Speaking at the launch, Roger Archer, Managing Director for Scotiabank (Bahamas) described the partnership with CARIFTA organizers as the perfect pairing for Scotiabank, which operates in seven territories across the Caribbean.
“Scotiabank is proud to be helping to build such a rich legacy and we know that this requires investments not only from governing bodies and governments, but it also takes real solid support for corporations like ours to keep making this a reality for our young people. We are honoured to help make this year’s staging of the games a reality,” Archer shared.
One of the largest corporate donations for the Bank since the global pandemic, Archer noted that the sponsorship cements Scotiabank’s longstanding support for youth development initiatives, especially through sports.
Noting that Scotiabank sees tremendous value in youth sports programmes, he said: “We have witnessed and have always given our support to the expansion and development of sport in the Caribbean. We do this because we believe in the unifying, restorative and transformational power of sporting disciplines and their ability to change lives or the better.”
In its 50 years of existence, the CARIFTA Games has nurtured the talents of several athletes who went on to represent the region internationally.
The Games have produced world-record holders, Usain Bolt, of Jamaica, Darrel Brown of Trinidad and Tobago, and World and Athletic Champions like, Vernonia Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, Kirani James of Grenada, Kim Collins of St Kitts-Nevis and Pauline Davis-Thompson of The Bahamas.