T20 champions including Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy and members of the visiting Indian Test team were among those present at the event.
Also present was Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell who said he could not miss the event, as he has always been a strong advocate for West Indies Cricket.
Speaking with reporters about Grenadian 400m Olympic Champion Kirani James placing second in the finals of his event on Sunday night, and Bralon Taplin making it in the finals as well, Dr. Mitchell said he was proud of them as they gave their best.
“This is a great day, not only for Kirani, Bralon, their families and communities, but for all Grenadians, at home and abroad, as well as West Indians worldwide. It is also a victory for the youth of Grenada, in that it shows the tangible results of hard work, dedication, discipline and focus,” he said.
The Grenadian Prime Minister said that he looks forward to discussing with his colleagues a fitting celebration to mark the collective achievements of all Caribbean athletes at the Rio Olympics; adding that at the end of the day, the represented well, and that they ought to be lauded and celebrated highly.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph was
Gonsalves was expected to be part of the charitable event, however was unable to make it.
The ‘47’ celebrations provided more than just entertainment as this year’s proceeds will go to the Book Buddy Project, through which much needed back-to-school supplies are given to children and to the Blind Cricket Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
Bravo told the crowd gathered on Sunday night that he was excited that his friends, teammates and fellow athletes were able to join them this year.
“It’s great to come together to party, but even better when it’s for a good cause. I’m especially excited to host my friends from India. I consider India my second home and look forward to showing them the hospitality that Trinidad and Tobago has to offer,” the international cricketer added.