first_imgAs 12 athletes prepare to take a step to higher competition later in this month, Massy Industries has become the first corporate entity to contribute to the Guyanese lawn tennis team’s trip to Suriname.GLTA President Samuel Barakat, player Vadeanand Resaul, Treasurer Tina Ram and Vice President Cristy Campbell (V Resaul handed over the cheque to GLTA on Massy Industries’ behalf)The 12-member team, along with two coaches, will depart Guyana for Suriname in order to participate in the Cup of Guianas, formerly the Inter-Guiana Games, with Team Guyana being the defending champions.The announcement of Massy’s sponsorship came at the closing ceremony of the fifth annual Bakewell Junior Open tournament. The financial support is to the tune of $50,000 and was handed over to the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Treasurer, Tina Ram by Vadeanand Resaul on behalf of Massy Industries.While Massy noted that it was happy to exercise its corporate responsibility, the Guyana Tennis Association expressed its gratitude to the company, noting that it was hopeful that Massy was the first of many companies to come on board.The competition will feature four Guyanese (two males, two females) in three categories, namely: Under-12, Under-14 and Under-18. The Guyanese contingent is expected to depart on October 24, 2018 and will be in competition mode from October 24-29, hoping to bring home the overall trophy once again.last_img