Expo-sing a sports miscalculation
BARBADOS’ sporting arena is filled with individuals like Randy Harris, Sydney Lopez, Kathy Harper-Hall, Cammie Burke, Derrick Garrett, Charles Lovell, Sonia Oneal, Annette Beckett, James Marshall, Trevor Thorpe, John Griffith and Esther Maynard.
Outside of successfully organising events within their disciplines for over three decades each, they have proven their worth in professional and personal capacities.
Thus, I am amazed that, discounting the pursuit of political mileage or the need to validate recent appointments, a group would decide to stage the Clubs of Barbados Sports Expo with dreams of attracting 60 sporting associations and other groups while also staging an ill-conceived all-stars basketball for an entrance fee of $20 without seeking and accepting guidance from one of the persons listed above.
Issuing statements after the colossal flop, where more persons were on the floor than in the stands for the basketball game, did not help the situation since key personnel were still suggesting that associations had failed over the years in marketing their sport.
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