Sponsors have started to come on board the Buxton ‘Carl Hooper’ Cricket Club’s Cricket Camp which starts on August 7 and conclude on August 19 at their East Demerara ground.
The two-week camp caters for children between the ages of 7-19 and sessions will include technical, practical, physical and off-the field actives and run from 09:30hrs to 15:00hrs.
President of Buxton CC, Essie Peters, said the Camp was publicised in the Media a few more sponsors have pledged their assistance.
The latest to support the East Coast Club is the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club of Berbice who made the presentation yesterday in Buxton to former Guyana U-19 Cricketer and National Footballer Clive Andries.
The donation was made under the Patron’s Fund in celebration of their Patron His Excellency President David Granger who celebrated his 73rd birthday recently.
Andries, a past student of President’ College and Buxton Cricket Club’s most accomplished sportsman, collected Cash to purchase a Cycle, school bags, three Trophies, a blender, a set of stumps, a pair of Keeping gloves, a pair of pads and a bat.
The club was founded in 1992 and played in tape-ball competitions before being officially launched as the Buxton ‘Carl Hooper’ Club in 2002 when Hooper was appointed West Indies Captain. They have been participating in Coast East cricket since and are ranked among the three top teams on the East Coast.
RHTYSC joins a list of sponsors which includes East Coast Cricket Administrator Bissoon Singh who owns Bissans’ Trading.
“It’s been hard to get sponsorship but we are hopeful that as the camp gets closer we will find more people to help keep our youths away from getting the wrong things since this has been happening for the last 12 years,” said Peters, who has been the Club’s President for the last 15 years.
“The publicity in the papers been of tremendous of help since now people know we are doing this again and calling to give donations. We need snacks for the children and if anyone can donate snacks we would be grateful,” Peters said.
Those interested in helping can call Peters on 665-3185 or Sean Devers on 669-1823.
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