Hobson Enterprises has been supporting the event for the past 5 years, said the company’s Managing Director, Damion Hobson.
He said that the company is always delighted to associate its brand with community oriented projects such as this one. He added that he will continue to contribute to this event and wishes the meet great success, on this the 54th Anniversary.
Organizer of the meet, Winston Zack Nisbett, was praised by the donor for his dedication and the hard work that he has devoted to competition, held every Easter Monday.
“Zack is a culture man, who is extremely dedicated to the preservation and promotion of our heritage and way of life and he does so in remarkable style because he has the country at heart, which is commendable,” Hobson told Miyvue.com.
The cheque for the donation was presented to Nisbett on Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at the Bird Rock Headquarters of Hobson Enterprises.
Nisbett extended a heartfelt thanks to Hobson Enterprises for their generous donation and their continued support. Hobson Enterprises is the leading shipping enterprise in the country, representing UPS, the world’s largest courier service provider, Crowley, Imani and other cargo lines. The company is also the parent company of West Side Service Centre at Buckley’s Basseterre.
The Aquatic Sports Meet is scheduled for Monday 9th, April, 2012 at approximately 9:00 a.m. at the Ferry Terminal, Bay Road, Basseterre. This year’s events include swimming in various categories and styles, kayaking, ring boxing, palm wrestling, fetching of the ham from a greased pole and climbing the greased pole, at the end of which would be a monetary prize.
The event now carries the name of its founder, the late Basil Henderson, one of the pioneers of the 4 H movement in St. Kitts. For many years, before his death, Henderson was the driving force behind the meet, providing competitive opportunities for many young men and women, mainly from the Mc Knight, New Town and Village areas of Basseterre, though the event is opened to all.
Hundreds of residents are again this year expected to attend and support the initiative.