THE excitement is building for the upcoming launch of the 50th CARIFTA Games 2023, to be held here in the Bahamas from April 7-10, 2023.
As the region looks to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Caricom and The Bahamas, its 50th Golden Jubilee Independence Celebrations, the 50th Anniversary of the CARIFTA Games is a welcomed addition to the planned celebrations.
Governing organisations such as NACAC, led by Mike Sands, president, BAAA, led by Drumeco Archer, president, and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, led by the Hon. Minister Mario Bowleg, are excited with the preparations and potential of this latest rendition of the Carifta Games. The Carifta Games, since its inception from 1972, has been an incubator that has created Olympic and World Class athletes throughout the region. Many of which have taken to the world stage and awed the global family by their illustration of dedication, passion, discipline, and love for their respective events.
The 50th Carifta Games Local Organizing Committee (LOC), led by CEO, Lynden Maycock, has designed the events leading up to next year’s occasion to highlight, present and past athletes that have contributed to the development of the Carifta Games all-encompassing history. A part these events include an International Press conference, scheduled Wednesday, November 30th, at 10:00 am with a Pre-show streaming live at 9:30 am.
Additionally, the Official Launch will occur the following day at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium at 6pm, with a Carifta 50 Live, preshow at 4:30 pm, hosted by local media personality, Shenique Miller. The pre-show events will include entertainment that includes, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band, the All-Star Band, the World-Famous Bahamas Brass Band and a Junkanoo Rush Out.
The Official Launch will include the re-launch of the Legend’s Walk, where Olympian and World Athletic champions, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Stephen Gardiner and Anthonique Strachan, will be honored and added to the Legend’s Walk.
The event will also highlight the past athletes who have been Austin Sealy Award recipients for The Bahamas.
The event is free to the public and will have food sold on site.