NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium was abuzz with the country’s top youth, junior and senior athletes on the track held Friday, 24th June to Sunday 26th June for The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) 2022 National Championship.
With a commitment to innovation in the delivery of sports in The Bahamas while building strong communities through education, training and development the BAAA is pleased to host the event after a near three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Mr. Drumeco Archer, President of the BAAA’s and the team are excited to see track competitions boom again in the country.
“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the greatest show on earth, it will be a family reunion amongst friends and family and fans throughout the country. Our track and field party will be staged to welcome international guests who will touch down at the national stadium to compete in our championships with the view of also qualifying for the world championships in July,” he expressed.
From left: Laura Pratt-Charlton, BAAA Meet Coordinator; Baldwin Evans, Oaktree Medical Center, Operations Manager; Monalisa Wemyss, Oaktree Medical Center, Operations Manager; Drumeco Archer, President BAAA; Dr. Don D. Deveaux, Oaktree Medical Center, Medical Director; Enesca Smith, Human Resources Manager; Rupert Gardiner, 1st Vice President
On hand to support the initiative included Gold sponsor Fidelity Bank & Trust International Limited Group’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gowon Bowe and Junior’s Title $25,000 sponsor Oaktree Medical Center, Dr. Don D. Deveaux both full support of the upcoming event.
“At Oaktree Medical Center we are about building the community, not just for a medical standpoint but in other key areas including sports. We know that when young men and women are involved in sports like track and field they tend to be more focused on positive, healthy activities instead of criminal activity. We believe it is very important to give back, and supporting the BAAA’s National Championship is one of the ways we intend to do so,” expressed Dr. Deveaux.
For the first time in BAAA history, there was a youth component in the national programme giving recognition to those poised to become the face of a new sporting generation.
“After three years of not having a primary school national championship, we recognize that it is imperative that the Federation provide a replacement that ensures that succession of our progammes are planned and ensured,” said Archer. Bronze sponsors for the event include Lowe’s Wholesale and Grace-Kennedy Western Union.
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