Fakoory & Co Ltd sponsors cyclist Makaira Wallace

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Dean Fakoory, director of The Fakoory Group of Companies, presents a special racing shoe to national cyclist Makaira Wallace.  -
Dean Fakoory, director of The Fakoory Group of Companies, presents a special racing shoe to national cyclist Makaira Wallace. –

National cyclist Makaira Wallace is sponsored by Fakoory & Co Ltd, a company with a regional presence in the sewing and craft industries and packaging solutions.

Fakoory & Co Ltd said the sponsorship underlines its commitment to fostering talent and success.

Wallace, 18, is currently competing for UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) points in the Czech Republic.

She will compete in the sprint at keirin events at the Grand Prix Junek from May 4 to 5, then at the Grand Prix Framar from May 10 to 11 and then race in the Grand Prix Prague on May 12.

Wallace won two medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games in TT last year.

“Wallace has quickly established herself as a beacon of talent and determination within the cycling community, capturing hearts and attention with her remarkable prowess on the track,” Fakoory & Co Ltd said in a press release on May 2.

Last Saturday, Fakoory & Co Ltd director Dean Fakoory presented the two-time national junior champion with a pair of premium Bont Cycling shoes.

The handover took place at the company’s sewing and craft department on Mucurapo Road, St James.

Fakoory said: “Makaira embodies the spirit of perseverance that truly resonates with The Fakoory Group and we are excited to witness her continued growth on the road ahead.”

He added: “Our sponsorship reflects not only our commitment to supporting great talent, but also our belief in the transformative power of sport and culture.”

The company is not new to sponsorship, as less than a year ago it launched a new book, titled The Evolution of Trinidad and Tobago’s Steelpan through 17 Works of Art, which explores the national instrument’s unique history from the colorful perspective by artist Joseph Karel.