The Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC) recently launched its second annual Christmas fund-raising raffle at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport Compound, where the first prize of a 125cc Honda motorcycle was on display.
This event took place in the presence of the President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Christopher Matthias, GFRC President, Alfred King and representatives of sponsoring companies and members of the GFRC who were also in attendance at the Launch.
GFRC Vice President Dion Innis told the gathering that the initiative was an effort to fulfil the mandate of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), to have at least one fundraising activity a year and to achieve some level of self sufficiency.
“The targeted amount is USD 10, 000 and the funds garnered is expected to be used for administrative, developmental and welfare purposes,” said Innis who is also a FIFA Assistant Referee.
King in his address said, “This is a very significant venture being undertaken by the GFRC which will assist in development and promotion of refereeing in Guyana.”
He also announced the date for the draw as January 1st 2014, and pointed out that there were several other attractive prizes available to be won by the general public.
Meanwhile, Matthias the GFF President congratulated the referees’ council for hosting the raffle and thanked the sponsors who assisted in making it possible.
The cost per ticket is $100 dollars and the first prize winner will receive a 125cc Honda Motor Cycle, second place is a return trip to New York, third prize a return trip to Barbados, fourth prize a Blackberry Smartphone, fifth prize – A day trip to the Arrowpoint Resort, while there are two consolation prizes of a microwave oven and a food hamper.
Tickets can be purchased from any member of the GFRC and plans are currently being put in place for the grand drawing on New Year’s Day. LIAT Station Manager Ovid Walton, who also attended the launch pledged an additional incentive of a ticket for a return trip to any LIAT destination to the GFRC member who sells the most tickets.