Press Release- NGC Sponsors Local and Regional Games
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) continues to support excellence in sport both regionally and locally, through its sponsorships of the recently-completed CARIFTA Games and the District Zonal Games in several Educational Districts in Trinidad and Tobago.

The 38th CARIFTA Games, which were held in St. Lucia over the Easter Weekend, brought together athletes of US$50,000 (TT$300,000) per year is sizeable as there are only two major regional sponsors of which NGC is one. NGC has been sponsoring the CARIFTA Games since 2003 when Trinidad and Tobago was host. The Company has an agreement with North America, central America, Caribbean Area (NACAC) an the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regarding the terms of the sponsorship. This contract is up for renewal in 2011
Community Relations Officer Wynda Chandler and a student at the Moruga Games 2009

This ceremony and tour signified the Closing of the BUD Project. The golden weld (final weld) was done in February on this 66-kilometre, 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline at Rustville, Guayaguayare.  The pipeline will transport natural gas from the Cassia B platform to Beachfield, Guayaguayare.
At home, NGC has maintained its support of the Ministry of Education's Primary Schools' Track and Field Games by sponsoring three district and zonal games in March 2009 to the tune of TT$130,000. These were the Caroni Education District Primary School Games, St. Patrick Education District Primary School Games and Moruga Zonal Games. NGC's sponsorship of the Caroni Games began in 1995. Moruga came on board in 2004 with St. Patrick joining the NGC family of sponsored games in 2006.
Running for the prize

As a company which has chosen Youth Development as one of our focus areas of its philanthrophy programme, NGC sees its support to the CARIFTA Games and the Zonal Games as a natural extension to its signature Right on Track Coaching Caravan - the brainchild of Trinidad and Tobago's only Olympic Gold Medalists and NGC's Community Relations Head, Hasely Crawford. NGC's Right on Tack seeks to bridge the significant gap in Track and Field development by teaching sound athletic skills through a sciene-based methodology. 

April 24, 2009