Part Of Race Fee To Go Towards Young Athletes

May 22, 2013

The Bermuda Half Marathon Derby Committee announced that the Derby’s 2013 charity donation will be given to a group of Bermuda’s young talented athletes.

Each year, $10 of the entry fee of each runner is donated to worthy charities or causes. This year the funds will assist with the athletes’ costs associated with training locally and competing abroad. The 2013 recipients are: Juma Mouchette (runner), Chare R. Smith (cricket), Shannon Hassell (swimming), Josh Thompson (field hockey), Jason Symonds (football) and Kaila Harvey (Tennis).

Bermuda Half Marathon Derby Committee President, Dr. Gina Tucker noted, “The Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby is a community event and a celebration of the Bermudian spirit. We are excited to be able to give back and provide an opportunity for our local aspiring athletes to continue their efforts to prepare and compete on an international level.”

Appleby Bermuda Managing Partner, Kiernan Bell said, “The charitable giving element of the Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby is yet another reason why this event continues to be the premier sporting event in Bermuda as it embraces the true spirit of Bermudian culture. Supporting the Half Marathon Derby is an honour.”

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