Sport

Fundraiser to support Carifta athletes

The Bermuda National Athletics Association will hold a “Laps for Health” fundraiser on Sunday from 3.30 to 5pm at the National Sports Centre North Field to raise funds to offset the cost of sending a team to the Carifta Games next month.

So far 15 athletes have qualified for the Games, to be held in the Cayman Islands from April 20-22.

“Participants can run or walk laps. This is a fun event and not a race,” said Donna Raynor, president of BNAA.

“The cost to send this team to Carifta is around $40,000; we don’t want to leave any of our athletes behind because of cost.

“As you know, our numbers are steadily increasing and these athletes are giving their all and I feel they will represent Bermuda very well at these games.”

The event will have different categories with differing laps, including athletes, parents, friends of track and field, celebrities and corporate.

“If you don’t want to walk or run, you can come and watch and donate,” Raynor added. “Challenge yourself and see how many laps you can complete.

“As we know, diabetes is on the rise in Bermuda and we need to get our people moving.

“We are going to have this fun atmosphere as we raise funds for our Carifta team.

“We urge the public to come and support the event.”