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Community supports UBFIT Road Race

A press conference was recently held to announce the 3rd Annual UBFIT Nassau Fun Run/Walk/Bike/Skate 5K/10K (five-kilometer/10-kilometer) race. The event is set for today starting at 6 a.m.

With more than 600 expected participants, the event brings the University of The Bahamas (UB) community, alumni and friends of the university together to promote health and wellness. Funds raised are directed to UB’s annual fund to meet the highest goals and objectives of the institution, and are also earmarked for special needs mobility on UB’s campus.

To date, UBFIT has raised just under $100,000 in sponsorships through registration fees and generous in-kind donations. During the press conference, UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith expressed his gratitude to Generali Worldwide for their partnership.

“We are grateful for the continued support of all our corporate sponsors, especially Generali Worldwide. Like us, Generali is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and fitness through regular exercise among our population. We are extremely pleased that they have once again committed to being our title sponsor.”

Generali Worldwide Business Development Manager Sherelle R. Johnson shared why the organization supported this race and pledged a three-year commitment. Generali Worldwide is the title sponsor for the third consecutive year.

“Generali is very proud and delighted to be a part of it and we encourage corporate Bahamas and corporate sponsors to participate,” said Johnson. “We believe our strength is not only in the individuals and companies we serve but also in how we engage in the communities that we are part of. The University of The Bahamas is an integral part of the community so by partnering with you, we are living up to our core value – being a part of the community and really having an impact in the community.”

Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs for UB Dino Hernandez thanked corporate Bahamas for their continued support and lauded the efforts of the UBFIT organizing committee.

“The support of our donors and friends is imperative in achieving our mission as a university. When you give to University of The Bahamas, you are making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the students who we are equipping to compete in a dynamic global society,” said Hernandez.

In addition to Generali Worldwide, BPL (Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd.) has come on board as a gold sponsor, NHI Bahamas is a silver sponsor and friends/alumni of the event are J.S. Johnson Insurance Agents & Brokers and the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. Community sponsors are the Public Hospital Authority, Bahamas First, LENO Corporate Services, the Bahamas Co-operative League, the Credit Union of The Bahamas, Oaktree Medical Center and the UB Alumni Association. In-kind sponsors are Aquapure, Lowe’s Wholesale Drug Agency Ltd., the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas (ICB), Dasani Water, Powerade, Thompson Trading Co. Ltd., Pedialyte and Ensure.

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