By Neto Baptiste
Fifty percent of all the monies raised during the Concerned Parents Teachers Sports Association (CPTSA) Whit Monday 4 x 1 Relay and Fun Walk will be donated towards the medical and recovery fund for national cyclist, Andre Simon.
This is according to one member of the organisation, Randy Allen, who said the decision was made that half of the proceeds raised will go to Simon who regularly competed in their events through the years
“Half the proceeds of everything raised is going towards the Andre Simon medical fund. The race will be 10 kilometers and you will get an Antiguan style breakfast with a cup of bush tea and we also have other things that are going to be on sale as well. We have the cycling association coming out to assist us but there will also be sponsors on the road giving prizes for the 10k and the relay as well, so we are just trying to give back as much as we can,” he said.
Simon, who remains unresponsive at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center (SLBMC), was one of four cyclists struck by a vehicle on 8 May while they were on an early morning ride on the Sir George Walter Highway. There are ongoing efforts to raise funds as Simon’s family seeks to have him flown out of the country for medical attention.
Monday’s event will see participants compete for top honours in both the relay and the Fun Walk which would take them on a route starting at Christ the King High School and back.
“We are meeting at Christ the King High School at 5am and then they [athletes] are going to be transported to the different points. The start point is at YMCA but you have to come and check in and get your registration sorted and from YMCA to Hadeed Motors is the first 1.5 miles. Then, from Hadeed Motors, up Old Parham Road, across Sir George Walter Highway, down Factory Road to Kendall Auto Care is the second exchange,” he said.
“From down Factory Road to across American Road, down All Saints Road and over to Zephy’s Trucking will be the last exchange. They then go down All Saints Road, across Independence Drive, back up Old Parham Road and finish at Christ the King High School,” Allen added.
Individuals or groups wishing to participate can register on the morning of the event or they can pre-register by calling Allen at 775-0063.