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$10K Kenson Group injection for TTOC

Trinidad Express :: 19.05.2018

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee's (TTOC's) #10gold24 athlete welfare and preparation fund yesterday (Wednesday) benefitted from an injection of $10,000 courtesy the Kenson Group of Companies.

President of TTOC, Brian Lewis, was on hand to receive the cheque from Kenneth Ferguson, former Mayor of San Fernando and founder of the Kenson Group of Companies. Lewis thanked the former mayor for his very kind gesture and noted that with the challenges being faced across the economy, it was heartening that corporate citizens were still willing to assist.

Ferguson was one of a few dedicated supporters who flew all the way to Gold Coast, Australia to support the national team that participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. On the return trip, when he realised that Jereem "The Dream" Richards was on the same 13-hour flight from Brisbane to Los Angeles and was travelling economy class with other team members, he immediately upgraded the young gold medallist to first class, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishment in the final of the men's 200 metres event.

When asked for a comment, Ferguson responded that he was happy to extend this simple gesture to Jereem as it was the least he could do given the sense of national unity and pride the young athlete had given to Trinidad and Tobago. Ferguson further reflected on having been present for the victory and for the medal presentation when our country's anthem was played on pan.

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The Kenson Group will be a silver sponsor of NAAATT's 2018 National Open Championships to be held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from June 22 to 24.


$10K Kenson Group injection for TTOC
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PROUD PATRIOTS: Jereem "The Dream" Richards, left, and Kenneth Ferguson pose with Jereem's 2018 Commonwealth Games men's 200 metres gold medal, at the Los Angeles International Airport, in the United States, last month.

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