Former World Junior Champion and the TCI’s lone Olympian, Delano Williams, will be among the highlights of the TCI Red Cross Red Hot Corporate Challenge Sports Day on Saturday, May 21 at the National Stadium in Providenciales.
The local Elite Athlete, who now peddles his wares for Great Britain, has taken to social media to announce his presence at the event, using his bully pulpit to encourage participation as well as patron support.
It is not immediately clear what event or events Williams, who is based in Jamaica, will participate in.
The Red Hot Challenge Sports Day is an invitation to corporate Turks and Caicos, as well as individuals throughout the community, to compete in a friendly way for trophies and bragging rights.
The event – a fundraiser for the TCI Red Cross - will feature, among other activities, track and field, arm wrestling, balloon toss, egg and spoon races and tug-a-war. The Red Hot Corporate Challenge will run from 10am to 5pm, with an after party.
General admission for the day is $5, and vendors are slated to be on site all day to serve up the most delectable meals.
Launched on Wednesday, April 20 at the National Stadium, the Red Hot Corporate Challenge promises to be exciting, with loads of fun for the participants.
Karen Whitt of Hartling Group, who is one of the individuals behind the event, stated that while it is called the Red Hot Corporate Challenge, it is open to individuals as well.
Entry fee is $1,000 per team, and each team is allowed a maximum of 10 persons.
Donna Davis, another of the organizers, who is responsible for the entertainment aspect, said food vendors will be available all day to serve up a storm, while following the sporting event, there will be an after party.
She said the vendor fee will be $150, further pointing out that that there will be fun for the children, including face-painting.
The event will be held under the distinguish patronage of Mandy Dakin, wife of His Excellency Governor the Turks and Caicos Islands Nigel Dakin. Mandy Dakin is a patron of the Red Cross.
Dakin pointed out that she, together with the Red Cross representatives and friends of that charity organization was searching for a fundraising event that would appeal to the general public, and after sifting through a number of great ideas, settled on the Red Hot Corporate Challenge.
Dakin stated that while considering what event she believed would be a tangible for the Red Cross, she was approached by Whitt and Davis, who pitched the idea of a sports Day for mainly adults.
She said the sports day would encompass all communities and should foster friendly rivalry.