Port-of-Spain, Trinidad January 27, 2015:
In a surprise announcement during a press conference at Guardian Group’s offices yesterday Trinidad and Tobago's first Olympic Gold medalist Hasely Crawford offered his Olympic gold medal along with the vest, pants, socks and sneakers worn when he won Gold in 100m in 1976, to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC).
This pledge of support to the #10gold24 campaign is to assist in raising funds to further assist athletes.
Trinidad and Tobago’s first Olympic Gold Medalist, stressed the importance of support for athletes He recalled many of the challenges he experienced as an athlete in the 1970’s and lamented on the struggles many Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic hopefuls still undergo to prepare for international competition.
He congratulated TTOC President Brian Lewis on completing the Trinidad and Tobago Marathon and his vision of #10gold24 and for establishing the #10golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund .
At the press conference Guardian Group announced it will extend its partnership with the TTOC for another three years and presented a $TT250,000 cheque to the TTOC as a contribution to the #10golds24 athlete welfare and preparation fund.