Port-of-Spain, Trinidad March 10th, 2017: 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.
Group Corporate Communication Department
1 Guardian Drive, Westmoorings
Tel| 1-868-226-2057/ 226-2059
Ayesha Boucaud-Claxton – Manager- Group Corporate Communications
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Guardian Group is the new single brand of the largest indigenous financial services and insurance group in the English and Dutch Caribbean. Guardian Group operates across the Region including the Eastern and Northern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and the Dutch Caribbean. The Group includes the parent company, Guardian Holdings Limited, Guardian Asset Management in Trinidad and Tobago; Guardian Life of the Caribbean and Guardian General Insurance Ltd. in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados; Guardian Life Limited and Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Ltd., in Jamaica; Fatum Holdings N.V. and all of its subsidiaries in Curacao and Aruba and across the Dutch Caribbean. While the companies within the group remain separate legal entities, they all now carry a single brand name, logo and tagline, solidifying Guardian Group as the single largest brand in the insurance and financial services sector in the English and Dutch Caribbean with a rich legacy of over 165 years.