By Lesroy W. Williams Observer Reporter
lesroywilliams@thestkittsnevisobserver.com (Basseterre, St. Kitts) – The St. Kitts Bottling Company Ltd, located at Buckley’s Site, Basseterre, under the leadership of Ancel Sookai, Chief Executive Officer, launched its Coca-Cola Olympic 2008 promotion on July 29. The St. Kitts Bottling Company has been in existence in St. Kitts for the past fifty-four years. Over the past year, the company has made the transition from producing Sparkle, Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta range of products in glass bottles to plastic bottles, commonly referred to as PET.” The glass bottles held 10 fl.ozs. (296 ml) and 16.9 fl.ozs. (500 ml) whereas the plastic bottles hold 20 fl.ozs. (591 ml) PET.”” Thursday Online Code for Issue # 718 is RCH Mr. Sookai said that the 2008 Beijing Olympics marked the 80th continuous year that Coca-Cola has been associated with these games. Coca-Cola has been the Olympics longest continuous corporate partner and it has committed their sponsorship up to the 2020 Games, Mr. Sookai said. “You should know that a significant portion of our funding goes toward training and developing athletes and teams from around the globe and helps to bring nations together at the world’s greatest unifying sporting arena where the ancient Olympian qualities of inspiration, equality and fair competition are ever present,” Mr. Sookai noted.”” He clearly made the point that without the sponsorship of Coca-Cola 85% of the 200 National Olympics Committees could not afford to send athletes to the games. The St. Kitts Bottling Company is helping to raise money for the St. Kitts/Nevis team to go to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.” The Coca-Cola Olympics 2008 promotion has as its objective to create awareness that Coca-Cola is a long-standing sponsor and supporter of the Olympics according to Keithley Phillip, Marketing Manager at the St. Kitts Bottling Co. Ltd.” The Promotion includes a chance to win the big prize of a 42-inch Plasma Screen TV along with smaller prizes of an Olympic messenger bag or watch while stocks last. In order to win the plasma television, customers should submit 6, 20 oz Coca-Cola Olympic labels with the prediction time and name of the 100 M dash winner. The customer must also submit their contact information. To obtain an Olympic watch or messenger bag, customers must bring in three St. Kitts Bottling Co. Ltd Coca-Cola Olympic Labels along with EC$15.00 to any of the redemption centers within the Federation while stocks last. The cut off time for submitting entries for the plasma television contest is 4:30 P.M. on August 15, 2008. The drawing will take place on August 16 and the place and time for handing over the TV will be announced via radio on August 17, 2008. The promotion with respect to the messenger bags and watches will go on until stocks last. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the 29th Olympiad will be held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China from August 8- August 24, 2008.