Jah-Nhai Perinchief presented with $25,000 cheque to assist with sporting endeavours
David Burt presented local track athlete Jah-Nhai Perinchief with a $25,000 cheque to assist in his sports endeavours overseas.
The Bermudian triple-jumper has performed outstandingly on the local and international sports stage over the last few years.
During a special presentation event at the Cabinet Office, which saw Perinchief’s mother Janita Perinchief in attendance along with Freddy Evans, president of the Bermuda National Athletics Association, Mia Bean, Treasurer of the BNAA and Perinchief himself via a video link; Premier Burt assured Perinchief that the Government supports his athletic pursuits.
“I am happy to show our unyielding support to Bermudian triple-jumper Jah-Nhai Perinchief in a tangible way with a cheque for $25,000 to assist with training costs, medical and physio costs, transportation and other amenities that an elite athlete needs to continue to perform at the highest level,” the Premier said.
“Over the years we have watched with joy as Jah-Nhai has grown from a promising local talent to an elite athlete and a world-class triple-jumper who competes and wins at the collegiate level for the University of Tennessee and on the international stage representing our island of Bermuda.
“I hope that the support the Government has pledged to Jah-Nhai today will help him to continue his outstanding performances, and assist with his preparations, and training for the remainder of the outdoor athletics season including this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England and beyond.”
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