RCI St. Lucia
posted on September 24, 2015 03:30
The Saint Lucia Volleyball Association and LIME are partnering yet again to bring The North America, Central and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Beach Volleyball tournament to St. Lucia.
The nation’s leading telecommunications provider is sponsoring the St Lucia Stage of the NORCECA Circuit scheduled for October 14 - 19, 2015 at the Pigeon Island National Landmark.
Local male and female teams will come up against teams from the USA, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Central America.
The St. Lucian contingent is training hard as they prepare to go head-to-head with formidable opponents in the competition and, once again they aim to make St. Lucia proud. They will be vying for valuable points and to win qualification for International FIVB tournaments and ultimately gain entry into the Rio Olympics in 2016.
In addition to providing the SLVA with a cash contribution, LIME is helping with advertising and promotion of the games via radio and TV broadcasts to fire up the home crowd and motivate them to come out and support Team St. Lucia. LIME is also providing free Wi-Fi wireless high-speed internet access at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, along with technical support to facilitate communications throughout the tournament. This will enable the Saint Lucia Volleyball Association to provide links to live scoring from the matches on their Facebook page and on twitter (@lca_volleyball). The Federations of NORCECA, which represents 35 member countries at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) level, will also be able to follow the tournament as the action unfolds.
“We are very excited to be renewing our partnership with the Saint Lucia Volleyball Association for this year’s tournament,” says LIME Commercial Lead, Cheryl Francis. “LIME has a long and proud association with the SLVA. We share their passion for getting the youths involved in the game and using the tournaments as a springboard to inspire our up-and-coming volleyballers and hopefully propel them into becoming the next generation of Olympic stars.”
SLVA president, Brian Louisy says, “LIME has been consistent in helping to create opportunities for our talented young players. It is a great honour for St. Lucia to be hosting this prestigious competition, which gives us the chance to show the world the vibrant volleyball culture we enjoy here in St Lucia and showcase the amazing talents of our players. For this, we wish to thank LIME for their loyal support over the years.”
LIME was a major sponsor of the 2014 NORCECA World Qualification Tournament. In recent years the company sponsored the 2012 ECVA Youth Women Volleyball Championship and the first round of the men's and women's FIVB World Volleyball Championships in 2009 which was held at the Beausejour gymnasium.