Press release from Carey Olsen on Tuesday 16 May, 2023.
Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited is delighted to announce Erica Hawley as the first recipient of the inaugural Carey Olsen Athletics Scholarship. The firm will sponsor and support the Bermudian triathlete throughout 2023 as she endeavours to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.
Erica has competed professionally for five years and became a full-time professional athlete in 2022 with the support of the Bermuda Olympic Association, the Bermuda Triathlon Association, the International Olympic Committee, and the Department of Youth and Sport. Carey Olsen's additional funding will allow Erica to take part in the international races necessary to garner enough points for qualification.
Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited partner Gavin Woods commented: "We are thrilled to launch the Carey Olsen Athletics Scholarship with the sponsorship of Erica. Following on from our sponsorship of the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series in Bermuda, supporting Erica is a natural development. She is a fantastic athlete with a bright future ahead. We wish her all the best for her next race in Huatulco, Mexico and on her quest for Olympic success."
Erica Hawley said: "I am incredibly honoured to receive this scholarship from Carey Olsen. This funding will help tremendously in my quest to qualify for the Olympics and represent Bermuda at the highest level in triathlon. This support will allow me travel to races and reach my goals, and I am so thankful for Carey Olsen’s sponsorship and belief in my goals."
Erica is currently 90th in the Olympic qualification rankings and is currently one of only two Bermudian women to be ranked in the World Triathlon Elite Women rankings. Her recent successes include a third place in the 2022 Americas Triathlon Cup Long Beach.
The Carey Olsen Athletics Scholarship is available annually to all Bermuda athletes and teams. If you would like to apply for the 2024 scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your letter of interest and CV.
Erica Hawley (far right) on the Americas Triathlon Cup Long Beach podium.