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PanAm Sports to repair track at local facility

From left: Two members of BVIAA stand alongside Director of Youth Affairs and Sports, Brenda Lettsome-Tye; BVIOC President Ephraim Penn; Messers Cluesener and Hernandez of Beynon Sports; BVIAA President Steve Augustine; and a staff member at the AO Shirley Recreational Grounds in Road Town. (Photo Credit: Cleave Farrington/BVIOC)

The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) has successfully solicited assistance to repair the track at the AO Shirley Recreational Grounds in Road Town.

The facility was severely damaged after Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

A media release from the BVIOC said the Pan American Sports Organisation (PanAm Sports) has agreed to provide funds to repair the track at the facility.

“PanAm Sports contracted two agencies which specialize in track surfaces – Mondo USA and Beynon Sports – to assess the damage to the track surfaces at the AO Shirley Recreation Grounds,” the release said.

The agencies visited the territory last week to conduct a full assessment of the track.

“They will both submit reports to PanAm Sports who will then consult with the BVIOC in awarding a contract to one of the agencies to repair the track surface,” the release further said.

Government officials, as well as officials from the BVIOC, were also present during the assessment.

President of the BVIOC, Ephraim Penn said he was elated to receive support from PanAm Sports.

PanAm Sports will also be assisting other countries that were affected by last year’s hurricanes.

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