The firm of George F. Huggins and Company (Grenada) Limited has made a double monetary presentation to the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) for the Olympic Team that would be participating in the London Games.
A presentation of $1,000.00 came from one of Huggins products, Kimberly Clark Huggies and Scott Brand.
The money was raised out of a decision taken by the firm to reward each six and four scored during the West Indies/India A Teams cricket match that took place at the Grenada National Stadium earlier this month.
Four hundred and ninety dollars was raised, but Huggins saw it fitting to bring the total sum to $1,000.00.
Huggies and Scott Brand Manager Randy Campbell made the presentation to the GOC Treasurer Kingsley Asby who indicated that every bit of money collected counts.
The biggest donation came from the form itself in the sum of $10,000.00.
Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer Anya Chow-Chung who made the presentation to GOC President Royston La Hee.
Chow-Chung said the company is privileged to be able to contribute to the local athletes participation at the London Olympics.
She said they see it as their corporate responsibility as Huggins is a one-hundred-percent Grenadian company.
Chow-Chung who is also a Director of Huggins advised the GOC Officials to admonished the team to continue to represent Grenada with humility and with excellent sportsmanship.
La Hee who was pleased with another presentation from corporate Grenada said the GOC is heartened by the contributions that have been made so far.
To date the GOC has collected approximately $175,000.00.
The GOC President believes the entire country is into the excitement of having a team at the Games, and the prospects of the team doing well.
“We all look forward to their performance and trust that we’ll be smiling by the end of the Games on 12th August, 2012,” he said.
Just last week star athlete Kirani James won a Diamond League race in London.
James powered his way to the finish line in 44.85 seconds in the race, which occurred just three weeks before the start of the Olympics.
The 19-year-old Grenadian beat Chris Brown of the Bahamas into second place, while Tony McQuay of the United States was third.
Former Olympic 400 meter champion, American Jeremy Wariner, was fifth.
The ten-member team has been in camp in England since the middle of July, and are due to enter the Olympic Village in London today, Friday July 20.