Last update: 09-Dec-2013 12:50 am
Monday, December 09, 2013
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online
You are here
Kees gives UWI SPEC marathon celebrity swag
Soca star Kees Dieffenthaller gave the launch of the tenth annual UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon a bit of celebrity swag last Friday.
As the official spokesman for this year’s race, Dieffenthaller initiated a friendly rivalry between newscaster Golda Lee Bruce and radio talk show host and entertainer Jason “JW” Williams, who are both running the half-marathon on behalf of charities that they support.
They are two of ten specially invited people, dubbed “The 10”, who are aiming to win support for their charities by asking the public to give $10 (or more!) by texting to their special code.
Dieffenthaller made the very first contribution to JW’s charity, Break the Silence, which raises awareness about child sexual abuse.
This quickly prompted Minister of Sports Anil Roberts to contribute to Bruce’s charity, the Guardian’s Neediest Cases Fund.
The tenth edition of the University of the West Indies’ Sports and Physical Education Centre’s highly anticipated half-marathon will take place on October 27, and the university is pulling out all the stops to make it memorable.
The presenting sponsor is again First Citizens, which has been a stalwart of support for the race over the last decade.
The bank was represented at the media launch by Jason Julien, general manager of First Citizens Investment Services. Sports Minister Anil Roberts delivered the feature address.
Fans and supporters can donate $10 or more to the charities by texting donations to the code assigned to each.
The ten codes are available on event’s web site http://sta.uwi.edu/spec/marathon and The UWI’s Facebook and Twitter pages. “Text to Pledge” is supported by Digicel.
Registration for the race is now open.
Local runners age 15-19 pay $50, while runners 20 and over pay $100.
Payments can be made at any First Citizens branch. Registration ends at 5 pm on October 18, or once 1,010 people have registered.
For further information, log on to the half-marathon web site at http://sta.uwi.edu/spec/marathon/index.asp
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.