Helping Bermuda’s Olympians
Music quiz presenter Ric Chapman has come up with a unique way of helping out Bermuda’s cash-strapped Olympians.
The Songopoly host has teamed up with Logic and Bermuda Olympic Association to offer the likes of Tyrone Smith, Roy Allan Burch and others financial help as they prepare for the Olympic Games in London next year.
Chapman will designate one question during the new season of his show as the Fab 4 Question, which if answered correctly would see a donation made into an Olympic fund.
“What it will do is show the four sports stars that Bermuda is in their corner and is proud of them as we head towards the biggest global sports event next year,” said Chapman.
Logic’s decision to support the project has already paid dividend for long jumper Smith, who has received the first tranch of Songopoly funding, and Chapman is hopefully other Bermuda businesses will get involved too.
BOA president Judy Simons is delighted to have Chapman and Logic involved in boosting the profile of the Island’s Olympic athletes.
“Any one with a passion for helping the BOA and its athletes is welcome through our doors,” she said. “I wish we could help fund all of Bermuda’s Olympic bound athletes through this intoxicating initiative, but maybe what Ric is doing will start the ball rolling for other concepts. I hope so, because he is right - we need to make Bermuda Olympians household names especially in an Olympic year.”