For the next three years, the Government of Grenada has committed to providing support to the Grenada’s most coveted sporting event, the Grenada Invitational.
Addressing reporters at a media briefing at the Venus Restaurant in Grand Anse last Thursday, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Grenada Invitational, Dexter Mitchell, said the support is being made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the outgoing administration.
“An agreement between the Government of Grenada and the Grenada Invitational where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Grenada and Grenada Invitational for the next three years for the Government of Grenada to provide support to the Grenada Invitational, technical support, some cash and further partnership for the next three years.”
“So, that would be for the Grenada Invitational 2018, 2019 and 2020. Cabinet has approved the MOU. It is now at the stage where it is with Legal Affairs and we will be getting a legal document to sign in the coming weeks,” he remarked.
Mitchell announced that the popular Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) have been awarded all broadcast rights for the hosting of the second annual Grenada Invitational.
“The Grenada Invitational has signed a three-year deal with ESPN. So, for the next three years – 2018, 2019, and 2020 – the Grenada Invitational will be covered by ESPN. They have bought the broadcast rights from Grenada Invitational so that there will be live coverage of the Grenada Invitational on ESPN Caribbean, ESPN North America and other ESPN digital platforms”, he said.
The April 21st event will attract Olympic medalists from the Caribbean, U.S. and other countries, inclusive of Asafa Powell, LaSahawn Merritt and Grenada Olympic Medalist, Kirani James.