Liberia: Bill Rogers Youth Foundation Cancels 5k Run Because of Covid-19


Monrovia — The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation (BRYF) has canceled the third edition of its 5K Peace and Unity Run that was scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation (BRYF) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004. Since its existence, it has been partnering, inviting, training, and initiating several sporting events including its annual 5K Race. The organization is also involved in agriculture and other projects in many parts of Liberia.

Speaking to journalists upon his return from the United States of America; the Chief Executive Officer of BRYF Bill Rogers calls for a moment of reflection for all those who have lost their lives especially during the third wave of the pandemic.

“I’m here to Impart Life and not to destroy life. Also, I am here to respect the protocols of the government through the Health Ministry,” Mr. Rogers said.

“We are in a crisis and we have to help and not to bring injuries to the crisis. The race can be held anytime but we don’t want to lose the people who are going to be in the race to run -we just have to pray because the COVID-19 is serious and so we have to give the awareness for people to wear their masks and protect themselves from the virus.”

“If we do not protect our young people and we let this crisis go out of hand, it is going to be very dangerous for our country,” he added.

Rogers, a Liberian international track athlete based in the US also appreciates all of the volunteers and executive members of the BRYF for the level of support they have given the third edition of the 5K Race.