bmobile helps inspire youth through ‘We Love BMX Freestyle Tour 2019’
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – May 1, 2019
Leading communication solutions provider, bmobile, in conjunction with the Trinidad and Tobago BMX Freestyle Association (TTBFA), will host the second leg of its We Love BMX Freestyle Tour 2019 in Point Fortin on Thursday 2nd May between 4-5pm during Borough Day celebrations.
A star-studded line-up featuring internationally acclaimed stuntmen, David Peraza (USA), Jonathan Camacho (Ecuador) and local flatland specialists, Keegan Alves and Kestrel Roopnarine will be present to skilfully unveil an array of technically intricate and death-defying tricks.
At the first stage which was held at the Chaguanas North Secondary School on Monday 29th April, the talented quartet wowed staff and students alike with a nail-biting display. Both Peraza and Camacho used a special freestyle ramp to launch themselves into the air and masterfully orchestrate a multitude of well-timed but dangerous tricks.
Flatlanders, Alves (multiple national champion) and Roopnarine also impressed as they produced an extensive arrangement of tactically seamed acrobatics along their specialised BMX bikes.
Anjanie Ramesar-Soom, TSTT’s Manager Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations, was on-hand to witness the jaw-dropping presentation and reiterated the importance of finding new ways and means to inspire students.
“At bmobile, we’re exploring modern ways of reaching out to the youth of Trinidad and Tobago. Sport is a key element of the bmobile Foundation and so is Education. It is our intention to motivate students to become the best they can, whether through academics or sport. We’re intent on introducing them to new avenues that can shift their focus away from negative influences which are currently plaguing our society,” stated Ramesar-Soom.
Recently, bmobile played an instrumental role at the Girls in ICT Day (Information and Communications Technology) which saw sixty future female leaders construct a ‘smart’ speaker with attributes similar to Amazon’s ‘Alexa’. Additionally, bmobile has also partnered to host this weekend’s Dream Big Expo which will provide secondary and tertiary undergraduates with a career showcase which highlights non-conventional careers and opportunities for success.
Following the exclusive BMX performances, several students of Chaguanas North swarmed the riders for a chance to grab a ‘selfie’ and an autograph.
“I’ve only seen stuff like this on television so it really was special for me,” said Form Two pupil, Jaydan Valentine. “They were really original in their performances and we never expected to experience this at our school today,” declared Valentine’s friend, Amardath Ramsook.
Also present at the We Love BMX Freestyle event was Corporal Jacey Small of the Community Police Department from Central Division and his colleagues. He applauded this initiative and its objectives which also align with the Division’s programme entitled ‘Student Empowerment – Peace over Violence’.
“Let’s make the positive happenings in schools go viral,” said the serviceman. “The Central Education Multi-Sector Committee – a new phase being rolled out by the Police Service – assists with doing caravans in schools like this one, among a lengthy list of other programmes. We’ve gotten support from the president of TTBFA, Trevlon Hall, who brought his team to positively inspire some of these youngsters here today.”
The remaining stages of the tour will be held on Thursday 2nd May (Point Fortin 4-5pm), Friday 3rd May (Xtra Foods Plaza, Endeavor Road, Chaguanas 5-6pm), Saturday 4th May (C3 Centre, San Fernando 4:30-6:30pm) and Sunday 5th May (Dass Trace recreation Grounds, Enterprise 4:30-6pm).