RHTY&SC’s Pepsi U-19 team assists UCCA’s primary schools’ tournament
Guyana Times article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club’s Pepsi Under-19 team donated close to $80,000 in educational materials and other prizes to the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association.
According to a press release from the RHTY&SC, the items are expected to be distributed to outstanding cricketers of the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association/City Inn Suite Primary School tapeball competition that bowls off this weekend.
Secretary/CEO of the RHRTY&SC Hilbert Foster, before handing over the items to executives of the UCCA, lauded the work of the body since its formation late last year. The RHTY&SC and the Pepsi Under-19 team, Foster stated, were delighted to assist in the development of cricket across Berbice.
The RHTY&SC also stated that members of the team were asked by management to assist after a special request was made by UCCA vice president Sydney Jackman. Foster also disclosed that club teams Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division and Gizmos & Gadgets First Division completed an unprecedented 85 personal development projects for the year.
Speaking to the executives of the UCCA, Foster urged them to remain focused on their mandate and to serve the game faithfully without seeking power. He also pledged RHTY&SC’s continued support to the UCCA and any other association.
UCCA Treasurer Vicky Bharosay expressed gratitude to the management of RHTY&SC and the Pepsi Under-19 team, stating that in the past the club assisted the UCCA with donations of trophies, stationery and other vital items. Bharosay noted that the association has organised several competitions at different age groups and delighted in the fact that the Upper Corentyne team is once again playing first division cricket.
Meanwhile, the primary school tournament is part of the UCCA’s effort to unearth junior talents for developmental programmes, which will be organised shortly.
Jackman stated that he had approached the RHTY&SC with confidence that the organization would have helped, especially since it had helped in the reformation of the UCCA.
The items donated included: educational kits and materials, school bags, footwear, books and special prizes.
The RHTY&SC and the Berbice Cricket Board will, in the next two weeks, be assisting 12 clubs with over $400,000 worth of essential items, including scorebooks, water pitchers, dust bins, water buckets and stationery.