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Thursday 14 December 2017
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BPTT renew commitment with Paralympic Committee

TT Paralympic athlete Nyoshia Cain, centre, looks on as vice-president Corporate Operations at BPTT Giselle Thompson, right, and president of the TT Paralympic Committee (TTPC) Sudhir Ramessar, sign a partnership between BPTT and the TTPC at the BPTT office in Port of Spain, yesterday.

BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has renewed its commitment to support the TT Paralympic Committee (TTPC). The company officially extended its partnership with the TTPC from 2017 through the 2020 Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

“At BPTT, we believe that the human spirit is the most powerful energy of all. This energy within is powerfully showcased through Trinidad and Tobago’s para athletes,” said Giselle Thompson, vice-president Corporate Operations, BPTT.

The contract between TTPC and BPTT is the second signed partnership between the two organisations. In 2012, BPTT aligned with the BP Group’s commitment to the London Games by signing historic four year partnerships with the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) and the TT Paralympic Committee (TTPC). It was the first time one entity simultaneously supported both organizations in this way.

Through BPTT’s partnership with the TTOC and TTPC, over the past five years, the company has invested over one million dollars to expose local coaches, athletes and para athletes to the state of the art training techniques at the Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) Academy.

Speaking in a video filmed at the MJP Academy in McKinny Texas, TT Paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart expressed appreciation to BPTT for the opportunity to further enhance his skills.

BPTT will also showcase TT’s para athletes in a global, multimedia campaign. Both Para World Championship bronze medallist Nyoshia Cain and Para World Championship gold medallist Stewart will showcase what ignited their energy within in a new advertising campaign to be launched in the coming weeks. “I am extremely proud to be a part of this global campaign and hope that those viewing the ads will be inspired to do their very best, no matter what,” said Cain.

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