Press Statement from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in Response to the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BBFF)

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July 31, 2022

The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture would like to clarify the issues that led to The Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation team not traveling to international competition.

The BBFF was the first sports federation to receive its annual grant in the first week of this new budget period.

Less than two weeks later, the Federation reached out to the Ministry seeking additional financial assistance of $36,000 for a travelling team.

Though an unexpected and unbudgeted expense, the Ministry made a particular provision of an additional $20,000.00 to defray more than 50% of this late request, effectively making a total contribution of $30,000.00 in July 2022.

It is a requirement for federations to plan their calendar of events so they can budget their expenses and make arrangements in a timely manner for travel. Unfortunately, the BBFF, found themselves in a situation where they could not secure sufficient funding to get its team to the CAC Championships in Barbados.

The Ministry wholeheartedly supports these athletes, which is why we provided the largest financial assistance ever given to their organization.

We share the disappointment of the athletes who have worked so hard to prepare and were unable to compete in this event.

30 July 2022
Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

News date : 07/31/2022    Category : About Bahamians, Politics, Press Releases

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