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Wednesday 26 April, 2017
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Guardian Group Supports TTOC #10gold24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund and Thrust
Mar.10.2017

Guardian Group Supports TTOC #10gold24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund and Thrust

Guardian Group once again re-affirmed its long-standing partnership and commitment to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee's (TTOC) Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund. This programme offers financial assistance and professional support to our Trinidad and Tobago athletes in their preparation for Olympics as well as for life after sport.

Guardian Group's legacy of support to the TTOC and ongoing commitment to ensuring Trinidad and Tobago's athletes are so positioned to not only have success in their respective disciplines but for life thereafter, is key to the guiding philosophies of the organization and has always been a focus for Guardian Group going as far back as 2001.

In 2001, Guardian Life of the Caribbean initiated the Youth Star Programme, with a vision for a more holistic development of young adults in sport. In addition to providing expertise in financial and investment planning, these young people were coached in other life skills. The first group of athletes who participated were Darrel Brown, Marc Burns, Danille Prime, Fana Ashby, Shane Stone, Tyler Mayers and Lindell Brooks as part of the pilot project.

When the Youth Star programme was phased out in 2006, Guardian Life of the Caribbean partnered with the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) to implement a health and wellness initiative aimed at encouraging athletic development and improving the physical wellbeing of Trinidad & Tobago citizens. In 2007 Youth Stars morphed into Shape Your Life.

For the past 16 years this partnership has grown from strength to strength, as both parties continue to stay committed to the welfare and development of athletes in Trinidad and Tobago and the advancement of sport locally and internationally.

In photo: TTOC President, Brian Lewis and TTOC Secretary General, Mrs. Annette Knott was presented with a cheque from Group CEO, Ravi Tewari, to aid #10golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund. Brian Lewis, TTOC President, expressed his gratitude to Guardian Group and commended their long standing partnership in the work of the TTOC.

We would be happy to provide additional information coming out of today's press conference. You may contact 226-2057 or 226-2059 or via email at: Ayesha.BoucaudClaxton@myguardiangroup.com or Sintra.Surjbally@myguardiangroup.com.

Source: www.myguardiangroup.com


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