DIGICEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR SPORT RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED
Yusef Te’Jour Riley is awarded $20,000 to attend McGill University
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 – Hamilton, Bermuda. After a competitive selection process, the recipient of the Digicel Scholarship for Sport has been selected. Digicel wishes to congratulate Yusef Te’Jour Riley, a 17 year old basketball star, who has been awarded the $20,000 scholarship to continue his studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Mr. Riley aspires to be a lawyer and will pursue a double major in Political Science and English at the prestigious university while competing in basketball. He received the Political Science Award when he graduated with honors from the Metropolitan Preparatory Academy this spring. His exemplary academic achievements, combined with his outstanding performance as the point guard and shooting guard on the Under 18 National Bermuda Basketball team, made him an ideal candidate for the scholarship.
Digicel Bermuda CEO, Wayne Caines stated, “Te’Jour stood out to us for many reasons. He is an extraordinary athlete, he excels in academics, he is hardworking and he is committed. This is the kind of positivity that we wish to promote in Bermuda.”
“The Digicel Scholarship for Sport aims to benefit Bermuda in the international sporting arena by enabling young Bermudian athletes to receive world class training. We hope Te’Jour will take his basketball skills to the next level as he continues to excel academically. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Mr. Riley stated, “I am looking forward to furthering my skills and putting Bermuda on the map. I am totally indebted to Digicel for how they have benefitted me and my family with this scholarship.”
After nine years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 11 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.
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