DIGICEL SPONSORS POWERLIFTING INVITATIONAL
DIGICEL SPONSORS POWERLIFTING & BODYBUILDING INVITATIONAL
Large Crowd Turns Out to Cheer BVI’s Top Powerlifters and Body Builders
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 – Road Town, Tortola: Digicel joined forces with the BVI Powerlifting and Fitness Federation (BVIPFF) to host the 1st Annual Powerlifting and Body Building Invitational Championships at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island yesterday.
Seventeen (17) athletes took part representing four gyms on the island – Mad Dog, Cutting Edge, The Block and Body Image Fitness Centre. They competed in several categories and weight classes, including Bench Press, Jerk Clean and Press, Dead Lift and Squat.
“The aim of forming a BVI Powerlifting and Body Building team is to promote the sport in the territory and to promote fitness and health consciousness as well,” stated Steve George, BVIPFF President. “We are very grateful to Digicel for coming on board and partner with us to host this 1st annual event and we are expecting the event to only get bigger and better in the coming years.”
The results of the competition show Noel Isaac placing 1st, followed by Sydney James, Giovanni Herbert and Jehiah Maduro.
The winners for each category and weight class will be representing the BVI in St. Thomas May 14-16, 2009 at the 3rd North American Powerlifting Federation Caribbean Bench Press and Powerlifting Championships; in the Cayman Islands on June 20, 2009 at the IFPA Pro Universe Muscle Classic; in Miami from August 4-6, 2009 at the 12th NAPF-FESUPO Pan American Powerlifitng Championships and in Guatemala in June at the North American and Pan American Powerlifting Championships.
“Digicel was extremely pleased to support the 1st Annual Powerlifting and Body Building Invitational Championships,” stated Angela Burns, Marketing Executive, Digicel. “Digicel is keen to get involved in activities that matter most to this community and evidenced by the large turn-out at the beach yesterday, this was a worthwhile investment.”
Burns said Digicel was proud to sponsor the championships and was doubly proud to learn that three of our employees were competing – Mathew Daly, Giovanni Herbert and Phillip Hines. She congratulated all of the athletes and wished them tremendous success as they go on to represent the BVI regionally and internationally.
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the largest wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean with more than six million customers. After seven years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and now has operations in 31 markets world-wide. Its Caribbean and Central American markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. Digicel Pacific comprises Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean and Central American sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team and Special Olympics teams throughout the region. Digicel is also title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel, which are the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.