DIGICEL SPONSORS WENDRIKO SEYMOUR
TCI ‘Golden Boy’ Receives Athletic Scholarship from Digicel
Digicel TCI is the proud sponsor of TCI ‘Golden Boy’, Wendriko Seymour of South Caicos. At a Press conference on Tuesday, 01 September, at the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex, Digicel signed the contract with Seymour to ensure his tuition cost for a full year. Seymour is being provided with an educational and athletic scholarship to Munro College in Kingston, Jamaica worth over $10,000.
Wendriko Seymour was hailed as the ‘TCI Golden Boy’ when he captured gold at the 2008 Carifta Games in St. Kitts in the Long Jump. At those games he also walked away with a Silver medal in the High jump.
General Manager of Digicel, E Jay Saunders says, Digicel’s commitment to the community it serves is shown through its investment in its people. Saunders, a native of South Caicos says he is proud to sponsor Wendriko, whom he says possesses the potential to develop into an extraordinary athlete to represent the TCI. Saunders says his hope is that Wendriko will learn from the best there is in track and field and not only develop athletically but also academically.
Director of the Sports Commission, Alvin Parker, underscored the importance of investing in the youth in the area of Sports. Parker noted that the TCI at present does not have the capacity to offer first class training opportunities for those serious about track and field and therefore applauded Digicel, for stepping up to the plate and providing the avenue for one young person with potential to further develop themselves.
The 17 year old, Wendriko Seymour was overwhelmed at the opportunity given to him by Digicel. He explained that he will be the first in his family to pursue higher education and he intends to make his family proud and Digicel proud.
Seymour will be headed to Jamaica on Wednesday, September 3, to begin his studies at Munro College.