National table tennis player Miguel Wong’s hopes of getting to the Junior Pan American Games slated for Cali, Colombia in November later this year was given a much needed boost after he received backing from Guyana Beverages Inc. (GBI) through their ‘Altitude’ Sports Drink brand.
The company who has been a long time supporter of table tennis in Guyana and sports in general expressed their delight in giving Wong their support through the form of financial backing.
Marketing Manager of the company, Raymond Govinda said, “We are happy to support Miguel and his journey to Cali, GBI has always been a proud supporter of sports in Guyana dating back to when the company first came to Guyana, and we will continue to show our support.”
He noted, “Miguel is an excellent young athlete and we always want to see our athletes, especially the younger ones perform well and we have full confidence that he will make us and Guyana proud.”
Wong who has plans of travelling to the US or Germany in a few weeks time for a High Performance camp in preparation for the Junior Pan Am Games not only secured GBI’s financial support but also a deal with the ‘Altitude’ brand which will see him being refreshed and rehydrated throughout his training.
At the handing over on Monday at Wong’s home club, the Titans Table Tennis Club, Wong expressed gratitude for the support.
Wong will depart Guyana for the High Performance camp before heading to Cali where the Games are scheduled to begin from November 25 – December 4.
The Junior Pan American Games will be the first of its kind and is a multi-sports event for athletes aged 17 to 22 in the Americas, organized by Panam Sports.