Digicel awards West Bay fans

Telecommunications giant Digicel is rewarding flag football fans in the Cayman Islands.

Digicel awarded two people with a Blackberry 9320 last Saturday at the Ed Bush field in West Bay. In addition, a Samsung Galaxy SII was also presented to Player of the Week Perry Levy, of the dms Hellcats in the Digicel 2012 Men’s Summer Flag Football League, put on by the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association.

Keeping the promise of creating excitement for both fans and players, spectators were randomly selected from the stands weekly for their chance to win a handset from Digicel. In the first three weeks, three fans were selected to attempt a field goal for their chance to win a Samsung Galaxy SII, unfortunately no one was able to claim the Galaxy handset.

In week four, two fans were selected in Kemar Scott and Jamie Johnson. Both fans attempted the field goal but it was Kemar who kicked and won the handset.

Last Saturday three fans attempted a field goal with the first kicker, Karl Noble, being successful. The other two kickers, Rashad Rankin and Ramon Sealy, thought all was lost but they were also given the opportunity to kick. Rashad successful made a touchdown as well, forcing the two kickers to move back to the 25 yard line for a kick off. Though both failed to make the 25-yard kick, they were rewarded with a Blackberry Curve 9320.

In addition to the fan awards, the players were spoiled too. For the month of June, league players of the week were posted on Digicel Cayman’s Facebook Page. Fans were encouraged to vote for their favourite player and the person with the most fan votes would be awarded a Samsung Galaxy SII.

The recent finalists were Glenn Duran – Cayman Power Sports and Marine Hurricanes, Paul Chin – Burger King Panthers, Phil Brown – Hellcats, Andrew Graham – Maples Packers, Damian Barboram – Hellcats, Chris Lucas – Panthers, Perry Levy – Hellcats and Jamaal Anderson – Hellcats. With a total of 36 votes, Levy was announced the fan favourite. For Digicel’s Marketing Communications Manager Sharez Laws, adding drama to the league is a major goal.

“We wanted to give not only the fans but also the players something to look forward to,” Laws said. “Each week, the players provide the fans with good games and entertainment and it would only be fair to award them for their hard work as well. To make it more interesting, we thought we’d let the fans choose their favourite player through our facebook page.

“We are pleased with the results so far and look forward to adding to the momentum in the months leading to the end of the league. I would like to congratulate Perry and also the fans.

Many thought the field goal attempt was impossible, but we’ve had three winners to date and we look forward to giving the fans and players more.”

League action continues this Saturday, 4 August, at Ed Bush. The Cox Colts battle Maples at 1.30pm, the Hellcats face the Renegades at 2.45pm and the Club House Bulldogs challenge Panthers at 4pm.

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