President Donna Raynor said, on behalf of the Bermuda National Athletics Association, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and our athletic family for the loss of Mr. Earl “Gabby” Hart. Mr. Hart was one of the founding members of the Bermuda Track and Field Association and served on the first executive committee under the late President Randy Benjamin. He was an avid supporter of track & field. He was one of the persons who were on the Organizing Committee and served in a leadership role when Bermuda hosted the Carifta Games in 1975 (Bermuda earned more medals than Jamaica at that Carifta Games). He also served on the Organizing Committee the second time Bermuda hosted Carifta in 1980.
Mr. Hart was one of our forever “VIPs” and there was no event when he was not in attendance from the Carifta Games, Area Permit Meet, Front Street Mile, Cocktail receptions, etc. Mr. Hart was a historian of this sport and if there was anything you needed to know regarding Bermuda track & field Mr. Hart would provide you with the information.
I remember Mr. Hart at several Carifta Games locally and overseas, his enthusiasm and excitement when a Bermuda athlete competed, especially when they made it on the podium. Mr. Hart was known throughout the region as his love for this sport was no secret. He was an advocate for the growth and development of track & field in Bermuda.
May he forever SIP.