Chevrolet deal kicks off

Cayman’s national football team now has an official car sponsor.

Advance Chevrolet is the official car of football in the Cayman Islands.

Advance Chevrolet announced at a recent press conference at its showroom on Airport Road on Monday that they are investing $30,000 a year in a four year deal with the Cayman Islands Football Association.

From very humble beginnings in 1996 as a small service shop behind Kirk Motors, Advance Automotive is now Advance Chevrolet – the exclusive sales and service dealer of Chevrolet cars and trucks in the Cayman Islands.

‘I thank Advance Chevrolet for taking this giant step in supporting our young footballers,’ said CIFA President, Jeffrey Webb. ‘It is only through partnerships such as this that Cayman Islands Football will achieve the level of advancement we all desire from the sport.

Nicolas Wsevolojskoy is President and Managing Director of General Motors International Sales. He said: ‘Giving back to the communities where we live and work is incredibly important to GMIS and its dealer body. Football is just one example of how committed our Chevrolet dealer is in supporting the Cayman Islands and their families in the local community in which they serve.’

‘Driving football into the future – that is the Advance Chevrolet commitment. Sports and cars has always been a common interest of young people and we feel that through this partnership we can use football as a great vehicle to develop our youth,’ said Charles Markman, owner of Advance Chevrolet.

As a show of their commitment to boost football, Advance Chevrolet is giving away a car.

At the FIFA World Cup qualifying game between Cayman and Bermuda on March 30, one lucky football fan will have the opportunity to score the goal of a lifetime and drive home in a brand new Chevrolet Spark, a 4-door, hatchback. The lucky winner must kick a football from 12 yards into the back of the car.

Technical director Carl Brown attended as did Cayman internationals Jedd Ebanks and Gabriel Godet. They both had a go at kicking the ball into the car with little success. Hopefully, their shooting will be a little better against Bermuda!