The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club’s Pepsi Under-19 cricket team on Tuesday last donated 30 schools bags to the Berbice Cricket Board. The donation was done under the Rose Hall Town Pepsi Under-19 Personal Development Project and the RHTY&SC Pro-Education Campaign which targets youths in Berbice.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the Club strongly believes in the importance of education as it was the foundation to a successful future for youths. The donation of the school bags to the Berbice Cricket Board by the Pepsi Under-19 team marked the conclusion of the distribution of $1M worth of school bags to school children across Berbice.
The RHTY&SC School bags for Sports Programme was supported by numerous Companies, Church groups, Lions clubs and the general public who all donated school bags.
DTV-8 assisted the programme by airing free Television commercials asking for donations of school bags and the long serving Secretary/CEO expressed gratitude to everyone who contributed.
Foster, who recently resigned from the Berbice Cricket Board for health reasons, stated that the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would continue to assist the Berbice Cricket Board as it has done in the past since the club was committed to the development of every cricketer in the ancient county. He advised the Board to make sure that the school bags were distributed to less fortunate cricketers in an effort to get them to stay in school and obtain an education.
Foster expressed his disappointment that other sports clubs in Guyana have not gotten on board the Anti-drugs and Pro-education Campaign. In a modern world where technology is taking over, it is vital that every sportsperson get an education if they want to be successful. Foster challenged all clubs to place emphasis on educating the minds of their members.
Secretary of the Berbice Cricket Board Angela Haniff, in accepting the donation expressed gratitude to the Pepsi Under-19 team and the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club for their continued investment into the welfare of young cricketers.
Haniff praised the Club for being a true friend of Berbice cricket, noting that the progressive club had over the years sponsored dozens of programmes for the Berbice Cricket Board and used its influence to raise millions of dollars for the Board.
She disclosed that the school bags would be distributed to cricketers from first divisions clubs and members of the Berbice Cricket Board.
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