Community supports upcoming UBFIT road race this Saturday, April 6

Generali Worldwide Title Sponsor

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A press conference was recently held to announce the upcoming third annual UBFIT Nassau Fun Run Walk Bike Skate 5K/10K on Saturday, 6th April 2019.

With more than 600 expected participants, the event brings the UB community, alumni and friends of the University together to promote health and wellness. Funds raised are directed to UB’s Annual Fund to meet the highest goals and objectives and are also earmarked for special needs mobility on UB’s campus.

To date, UBFIT has raised just under $100,000 in sponsorships through registration fees and generous in-kind donations. During the press conference UB President Dr. Rodney D.  Smith expressed his gratitude to Generali for their partnership, “We are grateful for the continued support of all our corporate sponsors, especially Generali Worldwide, who have joined us today. Like us, Generali is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and fitness through regular exercise among our population. We are extremely pleased that they have once again committed to being our title sponsor.”

From Left to Right: Dino Hernandez, VP Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs; Kandice Eldon, UBFIT Honourary Chairperson; UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith; Sherelle Johnson, Business Development Manager at Generali Worldwide and Inga Bostwick, Development Officer, Office of Development and Chair of UB Fit 2019.

Generali Worldwide, the title sponsor for three consecutive years shared why the organization supported this initial race and pledged a three-year commitment. Generali Worldwide Business Development Manager, Mrs. Sherelle R. Johnson shared these sentiments, “Generali is very proud and delighted to be a part of it and we encourage corporate Bahamas and corporate sponsors to participate. We believe our strength is not only in the individuals and companies we serve but also in how we engage in the communities that we are part of. University of The Bahamas is an integral part of the community so by partnering with you, we are living up to our core value; being a part of the community and really having an impact in the community.”

Vice President Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs, Mr. Dino Hernandez thanked corporate Bahamas for their continued support and lauded the efforts of the UBFIT organizing committee. “The support of our donors and friends is imperative in achieving our mission as a University. When you give to University of The Bahamas, you are making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the students whom we are equipping to compete in a dynamic, global society.

UBFIT Nassau Fun Run Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6th April 2019 beginning at 6:00 a.m. with full support from corporate Bahamas. Title Sponsor Generali Worldwide; Gold Sponsor BPL; Silver Sponsor NHI Bahamas, Friends/Alumni J.S. Johnson Insurance Agents & Brokers, Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. Community Sponsors Public Hospitals Authority, Bahamas First, LENO Corporate Services, Bahamas Co-Operative League, Credit Union of The Bahamas, Oaktree Medical Center and UB Alumni Association. In-Kind Sponsors Aquapure, Lowe’s, ICB, Dasani, Powerade, Thompson Trading Co. Ltd., Pedialyte and Ensure.