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Scotiabank announces sponsorship of Barbados' Springer Memorial athletics team

Scotiabank announces sponsorship of Barbados' Springer Memorial athletics team

Posted by Shanelle Weir on February 18, 2015

As they prepare to defend their title, the track queens of the Springer Memorial School will have strong support this season as Scotiabank recently announced its sponsorship of the school’s athletics team. 

The new partnership takes the bank further down the track it started on last year when Scotiabank sponsored the opening parade of the Barbados Secondary School’s Athletics Championships (BSSAC). “We enjoyed that experience so much that not only will we be sponsoring BSSAC once more this year but we have launched this exciting partnership with the Springer Memorial School,” said marketing manager Amanda Lynch-Foster.

Scotiabank which is traditionally associated with cricket, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its sponsorship of the Kiddy Cricket program in 2015. However, the Bank has been extending its sporting support in recent times.

In late 2014, the bank announced a major partnership that will see it sponsoring CONCACAF football tournaments. On the local level, its sponsorship of Springer Memorial is part of an ongoing push to lend assistance to a wider range of sporting activities and ties in with the bank’s ongoing focus on youth under its Bright Future philanthropic program.

Lynch-Foster noted that exciting things are happening in local athletics, pointing to Springer alumna and World Junior Champion Akela Jones and stated that the school’s role in local track and field could not be overlooked. “Springer has a big part to play in the development of track and field in Barbados as your school has been an unstoppable force for 15 years now at interschool sports.” 

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