The World Cup may be only two months away but one
local company is already doing its part to get residents excited.
In spite of rainy conditions, 150 persons turned out
to the Tony’s Toys service garage last Thursday for the Castrol World Cup launch
Tony’s Toys is the official distributor for Castrol
in Cayman and teamed up with other World Cup sponsors Digicel and Budweiser to
hand out many prizes on the night.
A number of guests won prizes such as Digicel phones,
World Cup memorabilia, Castrol service packages and Budweiser beer.
Among the winners was John A Cumber primary school principal
Joseph Wallace who won a new Samsung phone from Digicel Cayman representative
Atanda La Forest.
Looking on throughout the prize-giving was Diamond
Events Management Group staff and 2010 World Cup mascot Zakumi, who posed for
many photos and was great entertainment for the crowd. Local designer Reba Dilbert
developed the costume in Cayman.
A number of activities are planned ahead of the
World Cup. The major events are: a Castrol promotion with local Esso gas
stations. From 1 May – 30 June customers at Esso (namely Brown’s Red Bay,
Brown’s Industrial Park, H and B West Bay, H and B Shedden Road, Delworth’s and Mike’s on Walker’s Road) who buy two
quarts of Castrol GTX will win an instant prize as well as a chance to win an
official Castrol World Cup football. Customers who also purchase $12 or more
will also be included in a bi-weekly raffle.
Along with Scholars coach Anthony Smith, there will
be a kids coaching clinic on 12 June. It will be a two-hour session with a few
of Scholars star players coaching the kids and participants can win official
Castrol World Cup footballs.
Mascot Zakumi will visit various schools and hospitalized
kids during May and June alongside national football coach Carl Brown.
As owner and managing director of Tony’s Toys Tony
Williams said Tony’s Toys and Castrol are committed to local football and the
“We want to ensure that we create a series of events
and promotions that will not only build the brand but also solidify our
commitment to the Cayman Islands community.
“Football is a very popular sport, one in which we
would like to leverage during this World Cup season by giving as much as
possible to the community. There are so many different and exciting ways to win
during this promotion.”
Numerous people within the local football fraternity
were also present at the launch party. Among them was Cayman Islands Football Association
president Jeff Webb, who gave his support to Tony’s Toys.
“I’m extremely pleased that Castrol is involved as
an official partner of the World Cup as it’s the biggest competition in the
world,” Webb said.
“I’m happy they are using Tony’s Toys as their local
agent and that Tony’s Toys is taking part in the island festivities leading up
to the World Cup.
this involvement in the World Cup will lead Tony’s Toys to be a part of the
local football association one day. I wish them all the best with their