Tote extends Galway sponsorship

first_img Press Association All races on the Galway Plate card will be sponsored by Tote with an expected total prize fund of €324,000. Tim Higgins, chief executive officer of Tote Ireland, said: “The quality of the race really stands up, especially when you look at the most recent winners – Road To Riches and Carlingford Lough.” Galway general manager John Moloney said: “ Galway Plate is one of the highlights of our week-long summer racing festival and we look forward to working with Tote in continuing our long-time association.” Tote Ireland is to continue its sponsorship of the Galway Plate for a further three years until 2017. center_img The total value of Galway Plate, taking place on July 29, will increase from €200,000 to €220,000. It is one of the most competitive handicap chases in the calendar and the last two winners, Carlingford Lough and Road To Riches, have both gone on to win at the highest level. last_img read more

Berbice cricket clubs donate $150 000 to Beacon Foundation’s Cancer Programme

first_imgTHE caring and humane side of Berbice Cricket was on full display last Sunday when arch rivals Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets and the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCCC) first division teams joined hands to donate $150 000 to the Beacon Foundation’s Cancer Programme.The top two teams in Berbice were part of a special one-day tournament organised by the vibrant Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) in conjunction with Beacon Foundation. The main objective was to raise funds to enable Beacon Foundation to look after patients who have reached Stage Four Cancer.Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets defeated ACCCC by five wickets to lift the $100 000 first prize while ACCCC took home the runners-up package of $50 000. The management of both clubs, along with their players, agreed before the match to donate any prize money they won back to the organisers.The BCB president Hilbert Foster praised the kindness of both clubs. BCB, he stated, was fulfilling all of its mandates on the cricket field and was willing to work along with social and charitable organisations to make a positive difference.Sharaz Ramcharran hands over the ACCC donation to Beacon Foundation.Cancer, he said does not look at status in life or race, religion or creed. Cancer is one of the worst illnesses in the world and he lauded the outstanding work of the Beacon Foundation, which cares on a monthly basis close to 30 patients in Regions Five and Six.Foster blasted the national cricketing administration, who debarred six contracted players from playing in a charity match to assist those in need.Chairperson of Beacon Foundation, Patrick De Groot, expressed gratitude to the BCB for its cooperation in hosting the tournament and explained the outstanding work of his organisation. He also expressed profound gratitude to the two clubs for their donation.last_img read more