Caribbean Netball teams up with the Caribbean’s only full-service telecommunications company to launch the 2010 Summer Netball League

Flanked by her executive,CANA’s President, Cheryl Howell (front & center) get set to show her goalshooting form just after the signing of the partnership with LIME to stage the LIME Netball Summer League and Caribbean Cup. Sharing in the occasion are: (back row, right to left) Simone Edwards, former WNBA star and Jamaican National Basketballer, Sheldon Keens-Douglas, Regional Head of Sponsorship, LIME and Colin Benjamin, Head of Diaspora Sales LIME

Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York – May 19, 2010: 19 Clubs will vie for top honours in this year’s Caribbean Netball Association’s (CANA) Summer Netball League and Caribbean Cup 2010 presented by LIME, the Caribbean’s only full service telecommunications company.

The competition starts on June 5. The two sponsoring companies announced their plans at a press conference hosted at historic Borough Hall in Brooklyn last Thursday.

The annual CANA Netball Summer League presented by LIME, which promises to be an action-packed competition, will kick off with a street parade on Utica Avenue on Saturday, June 5. Each club will parade in their respective colours and will be judged for best dressed and best marching display.

“We are thrilled to partner with LIME for 2010. Our Tournaments have always been of the highest standard, and 2010 is expected to be even better,” says CANA’s President Cheryl Howell.

The two sponsoring organizations have come together to celebrate Caribbean communities through the sport of netball. LIME, this year’s Platinum sponsor of the Tournament, has operated in the Caribbean for over 100 years formerly as Cable & Wireless. The company is no stranger to Netball and has supported the sport at various levels across the thirteen Caribbean territories in which it currently operates. Most recently, LIME Grenada announced its Title Sponsorship of the annual Grenada Netball Association Tournament for 2010, an event it has supported for the past 20 years.

LIME’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Dehring, expressed, “It feels natural for us to reach out to the Caribbean communities in Brooklyn. We have been a part of the fabric of life in the Caribbean for many years and so by extension, we must also recognize the important contribution made to our business and to life in the Caribbean in general by our Diaspora communities.”

LIME’s sponsorship of the CANA 2010 Netball Summer League and Caribbean Cup will go towards assisting in the production of the tournament, uniforms and prizes. LIME will also provide telecommunications services for the tournament and will have its products and services available at the various games scheduled over the summer. This sponsorship comes on the heels of the company’s very successful hosting of the 39th CARIFTA Games in Grand Cayman over the Easter Weekend. The meet was televised across 26 countries in the Caribbean for the first time in its history.

LIME’s Head of Diaspora Sales, Colin Benjamin, promises a compelling offer from the company that will excite patrons and allow them to purchase the company’s products and services for themselves or for their friends and families residing in the Caribbean.

CANA is a not-for-profit organization that uses the sport of netball to provide young persons in the Central Brooklyn, NY community with an avenue for increasing self-esteem, empowerment and community involvement.

LIME is a full service telecommunications operator within the Caribbean region, and is always looking for new and innovative ways to benefit the wider Caribbean community through various social and community based endeavors. LIME is the Platinum Sponsor and exclusive telecommunications sponsor of CANA’s 2010 Netball League and Caribbean Cup Tournament.

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