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RBC Race for the Kids 2019 Launched

For Release Upon Receipt - Thursday, January 24, 2019

_DSC9196-1-24-2019.jpgThe University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in collaboration with RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited, has launched the registration period for the 2019 edition of RBC Race for the Kids. The launch took place on Wednesday, January 23 at the Campus.

The race is scheduled for Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. and starts outside the 3Ws Pavilion at The UWI Cave Hill.

This is the third instalment of the event, which raises funds for several youth and student-centred initiatives. Once again, The UWI Cave Hill’s First Year Experience programme and Student Scholarship Fund will be the beneficiaries.

In 2018, close to 2,000 Barbadian and international participants took part in the race, raising an impressive BBD $120,000 for these two initiatives. In the last decade, RBC Race for the Kids has raised over CAD$ 47 million globally in support of youth and children’s charities.

“I am incredibly proud to see RBC Race for the Kids enter its third year in Barbados,” said Wenrick Clarke, Area Vice President for RBC Barbados. “In addition to being a fun activity, RBC Race for the Kids raises funds to support youth mental health and education here in Barbados. We want students in Barbados, regardless of race, creed or circumstances, to be successful in their studies, develop skills that will help them in their personal development, wellness and achievements. This is why our efforts to highlight this cause and raise funds through this RBC Race for the Kids are so important to us at RBC.”

Professor Clive Landis, Deputy Principal of Cave Hill Campus said he was pleased at the rate at which the event was growing annually. “The race also represents a coming together of industry with university support of student scholarships and wellness programmes,” he noted.

Those in attendance also heard from Ian Archer, First Year Experience Peer Mentor. Archer is a 19-year-old student who is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, with a minor in Sociology.

To register for a race, or to learn more about the event, please visit www.rbcraceforthekidsbarbados.com.

CAPTION: Dawn-Lisa Callender-Smith, Race coordinator; Wenrick Clarke, Area Vice President, Retail Banking at RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited; and Professor Clive Landis, Deputy Principal, The UWI Cave Hill.










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