Video: $15,000 In Sponsorships For Top Athletes

November 19, 2012

Three of Bermuda’s top track and field athletes have received a total of $15,000 in sponsorship from Bermuda HealthCare Services to help them strive towards their goals.

Tyrone Smith, Arantxa King, and Aaron Evans — who are all Bermuda National Record holders — each received $5,000 sponsorships from the company.

L-R: Dr Ewart Brown, Arantxa King, Aaron Evans, Tyrone Smith, Troy Douglas, Donna Watson:

Tyrone Smith and Arantxa King are both two-time Olympians, having represented Bermuda in the long jump. They gave the island our two highest finishes at the 2012 London Olympics – finishing 12th and 13th. Aaron Evans is an 800m specialist, and all three athletes are considered very likely to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Bermuda HealthCare Services Executive Chairman is former Premier Dr Ewart Brown, who is himself a former track & field athlete having represented Bermuda at the Commonwealth Games in the 400 meters and 1600 meter relay in his younger years.

At a press conference held today [Nov 19], Dr. Brown said he attended the 2012 Olympics which inspired him to want to help the development of Bermudian athletes.

All three athletes — who were flown in for the occasion — thanked Bermuda Healthcare Services for the sponsorship.

“One of the hardest things is to do is to be able to have the finances to be able to support yourself,” said Tyrone Smith. “This is a tremendous, tremendous blessing to have and I am very excited to go into the next season with a little less stress on my mind and this is going to go a long way.”

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  1. Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

    O.M.G…..lmfao….gotta be the worlds dumbest populace.

  2. Golfer says:

    Good Job Doctor you have always helped our sports.

  3. Blurt says:

    What about our amazing wheelchair athlete, sailors, triathletes etc.?

    • Thinksometimes says:

      Well “Blurt” go right ahead and sponsor them yourself instead of posting an ungrateful comment. I am no fan of Browns, but this about the track and field athletes who deserve our support not your condescension.

  4. M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

    Dr. Ewart Brown !! Dat you ? Man are You serious ? Belly laugh …. Still laughing …. Serious now .. Your only giving them back the money they already own . Why is this news ?

  5. Yep giving back the money that they should have been given when this was all under the Doc’s watch!!

    Our Athletes are so under funded and our Politicians are so over funded.

    Bet if they(Politicians) were considered as a Major Corporation they would have been fired a long time ago for non performance.

  6. Vulpes says:

    Nice gesture Dr. Brown, throwing out a cheap bone. Now, about the rest of the loot?

  7. Prayerful says:

    What’s wrong with you people? Dr. Brown did not have to do this. Bermuda Healthcare Services has nothing to do with the Bermuda Government.