Nassau, NEW PROVIDENCE – With more than a decade of partnership between them, the relationship between Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend and New Providence’s leading waste management company is primed for even greater things. During a special ceremony held last week, Bahamas Waste Ltd. was awarded a plaque of appreciation to commemorate its long-time sponsorship of the annual event.
“Bahamas Waste has been with us since the very beginning,” explained Assistant Race Director, Tonique Williams who praised the company for its consistent support over the past ten years.
“We have always been able to count on them as a major sponsorship partner” she noted, “and we’re looking forward to continuing this partnership well into the future as well.”
Over the years, Bahamas Waste has lent both financial and physical support to Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure and Marathon Bahamas. Since its inception in 2009, the company has provided invaluable support to these races; support which has helped them grow in both local and international awareness and status.
In accepting the award, Bahamas Waste Managing Director Francisco de Cardenas pledged the company’s continued support of the event which he explained is more than just a sport. “We are extremely thankful to receive this recognition,” he said. “I want to personally encourage anyone that can support the races to do so by participating and by sponsoring too.”
As the country’s foremost race events, Marathon Bahamas and SGK Bahamas has helped raise hundreds of the thousands of dollars to fund the fight against cancer, a cause which is near and dear to the Bahamas Waste family which prides itself on being a real community partner.
“We all have someone we know who has been affected by Cancer,” said Francisco de Cardenas. “We’ve seen this disease ravage members of our own staff, our owners, our families. So we jumped at the opportunity to support these races when they started 10 years ago. We know the funds raised will help those who do not have the finances to get the testing they need or the treatment they deserve.”
Having exceeded expectations for its ten-year milestone of Marathon Bahamas, organizers of the annual event are already working to make the 2020 experience one for the record books.
Williams and her team have already begun the work of planning next year’s race itinerary in hopes of making the upcoming races one of the largest SGK Bahamas and marathon events to take place in this hemisphere. In the interim, pre-registration has already gotten underway via the Marathon Bahamas website marathonbahamas.com