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Calabar get pre-Champs boost from FLOW

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 3:00 AM
Stephen Miller (left), FLOW Sponsorship Manager presents a cheque for $100,000 along with a rehydration kit to Omar Hawes, a member of the coaching team for the Calabar High School. Members of the Calabar Track and Field team share in the moment.
Olympic medallist, Warren Weir ( left) observes the technique of a Calabar hurdler, Aykeeme Francis as La-Franz Campbell, team captain, looks on.
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Reigning ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys Championship winners Calabar High School received a pre-Champs boost from telecommunications firm FLOW, as they prepare for the ultimate high school athletics showdown-the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championship, later this month.

The team, this week, accepted a donation of $100,000 along with a rehydration kit, to bolster their efforts as they train to defend their title.

FLOW was also joined by former Calabar athletes and Olympians Warren Weir and Federick Dacres for the visit which took place on Wednesday, March 8. Weir represented Calabar as a hurdler, while Dacres represented in the throwing events for the school located on Red Hills Road. Both spent time dispensing words of advice and encouragement during the visit to their alma mater.

Weir expressed delight at the newly installed track at the school.

"During my time, we were here on the grass and so I am excited at the effect that this improved facility will have on the performance of the students in the future," said Weir.

Similarly, Dacres also expressed high hopes for the performance of this years' team.

Stephen Miller, Sponsorship Manager at FLOW shared that the initiative was a continuation of the company's annual pre- Champs tradition dubbed: Journey to Champs.

Through the programme, FLOW will be making visits to the home bases of last year's top participants and have partnered with several senior athletes to host motivational sessions at each stop of the tour.

 

LESSONS FOR LIFE

 

"Embrace the 'journey' as you prepare", Miller told the students. "The desired end result can only come at the end of a hard journey, and beyond this, the lessons you learn as you prepare are in fact lessons for life."

FLOW also recently launched a consumer promotion titled 'Winnings a Run' which features newly signed FLOW Brand Ambassador, Elaine Thompson, double Olympic Champion and offers customers cash and prizes as they celebrate the 2017 athletics season.

FLOW will line up for the ninth time as a major sponsor of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships when the meet begins on the 28th of March at the National Stadium.