THE University of TT’s (UTT) sport and recreation unit received a gift of $10,000 from Guardian Life of the Caribbean Ltd on Thursday as sponsorship of the UTT Patriots men’s football team.
Ian Pritchard, senior manager sport and recreation at UTT indicated his delight at having such partnerships with corporate T&T, according to a UTT media release. Sponsorships such as this, Pritchard said “will definitely augur well for the continued development of UTT’s and the country’s young, talented sportsmen and sportswomen.”
UTT men’s football team coach Clayton Morris indicated that this financial assistance is just the beginning of an exciting, impactful relationship with Guardian Life. He also mentioned that the UTT Patriots and Guardian Life are currently in talks for the creation of an initiative that will positively influence communities in TT through sport.
Pritchard recognises that as the national university, UTT plays an integral role in the continued development and transition of student-athletes into national athletes. To achieve this; however, there must be continued support from corporate TT and other stakeholders in sport.
“The University of TT thanks Guardian Life of the Caribbean Ltd for their financial assistance of its men’s football team and looks forward to establishing more collaborations of this nature.”