By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
THE Castaways Resort teamed up with fitness trainer Alice Williams, of Mind, Body and Soul Fitness, for its annual fitness event and back to school giveaway in Grand Bahama over the weekend.
About 150 attended the fitness workout session last Saturday at the resort on the Mall Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
After the two-hour workout session, Ms Williams and Vernon Grant, marketing manager at Castaways, presented backpacks filled with school supplies.
“We were excited that so many persons came out to participate,” Ms Williams said. “Every year we have an ‘aerobathon’ for two hours and back to school giveaway, and we teamed up again with the Castaways, which sponsored and hosted the events here at the resort.”
Ms Williams said that preparing for the new school year can be stressful and so they wanted to help provide some relief, both physically and mentally. She thanked the Castaways for sponsoring the events.
Mr Grant said that Castaways is a good corporate citizen and was pleased to partner with Mind, Body and Soul Fitness.
“We thought it would be good to come together and help equip students as they return to the classroom,” he said. “We presented kids with a drawstring backpack, two books, pencils, a ruler, and eraser.
“We want persons to know that we are here to partner with the community and also give back to our community.
“As good corporate citizens we believe in doing our part. Although we cannot get to every child in Grand Bahama, if we all do our little part and the other corporate entities do their part, together we can help many students get ready for back to school,” he said.