Castries, Saint Lucia, 3rd Nov, 2016 – The island’s leading telecommunications and entertainment company, Digicel Saint Lucia, is proud to be the title sponsor of what may singlehandedly be the largest and most diverse mass participation sporting event to be hosted here in Saint Lucia, The Digicel Saint Lucia Triathlon. To be held on November 19, 2016 in the tranquil surroundings of Rodney Bay and the picturesque Pigeon Island, the event will be fully powered by Digicel for the fourth consecutive year.
Triathlons are among the world’s fastest growing sporting events attracting large numbers of surprisingly affluent participants. The Digicel Saint Lucia Triathlon encompasses the sporting disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, and is expected to attract over 200 athletes, together with health and sporting enthusiasts of varying levels of fitness from around the world.
As title sponsor and partner, Digicel brings its strong brand recognition and networking reach to this event. “Our facilitation, which will be fully supported by a cadre of highly skilled and dedicated Digicel team members, involves a strategic partnership with Event Director John Lunt, the principal behind this initiative along with several other partners, many of whom we already have well established relationships with; like the Ministry of Youth Development & Sports, tourism partners like the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and other sporting associations. Digicel is once again proud to be associated with the triathlon and look forward to another successful event” said Country Manager for Digicel Saint Lucia Siobhan James-Alexander.
“The Saint Lucia Triathlon affords us yet another opportunity to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to national sports development. This is an event that will no doubt require detailed planning and implementation across the board and Digicel we assure you, is perfectly poised to offer the technical and logistical support to power the various mobile, data, broadband and business solution platforms needed,” Mrs. James-Alexander added.
“Once again having Digicel on board as title sponsor is a fantastic endorsement of the event. Now in its 4th year, “Be Extraordinary” fits perfectly with the sport of triathlon. It a tough sport and shows people can do extraordinary things when they put their mind to it,” says Mr. Lunt, who organized the London 2012 Olympic triathlon. He adds “The distances are all achievable, the shortest – 200m swim, 3 mile bike and 1.5 mile run – is ideal for a first triathlon. We will also have a number of children’s events on the day.It’s a great honour to help stage an event on the beautiful island of Saint Lucia.” Details can be found on tristlucia.com.
As a buildup to the event, Digicel’s support will also extend to include the use of its massive marketing and public relations machinery to help foster public buy-in and sensitize Saint Lucians and indeed the region, and the world, to the significance of hosting this event.
Digicel commends the organizers for expanding the event into the Caribbean and for selecting Saint Lucia as the ideal destination. Digicel also wishes all of the athletes well as they display their extraordinary talents and abilities.