Hobson Enterprises Continues Support for SCASPA Sports Club
|Hobson presenting cheque to Morton|
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (Friday 4th May, 2012) – The Sports Club of the St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority, has again benefited from the financial support of the leading shipping company in St. Kitts and Nevis, as it prepares to attend the 2012 annual regional Port Games in Antigua & Barbuda, during the Whit Weekend.
The club on Thursday was presented with a sponsorship cheque from their long time benefactor, Hobson Enterprises, (HE), during a handing over ceremony at the company’s new headquarters on the Bird Rock Road, Basseterre.
Managing Director of Hobson Enterprises, Mr. Damion Hobson said his company has been sponsoring the club for approximately seven (7) years and their support is driven by a strong company desire to make its contribution to society and to work with groups that are providing meaningful benefit to the community.
Hobson explained that his company, given the nature of its business, has to interact on a regular basis with the employees at the Port Authority, so it was somewhat natural that a strong bond would have developed between the SCASPA Sports Club and Hobson Enterprises. Thus the sponsorship is also a way of partnering with the workers at the Port through their club.
Vice President of the club, Mr. Julian Sylvester “Balang” Morton, while accepting the sponsorship cheque, praised Hobson Enterprises for its continued commitment to his group, saying it is assistance that they have always appreciated. That is why, explained Morton, earlier this year, the club took the opportunity to express its thanks to HE in a tangible fashion, when it presented company officials with a plaque of appreciation.
The EC$1,200 sponsorship will be used to help the club cover expenses related to its team uniform for when the delegation leaves for Antigua, for the games scheduled for 19th – 24th May. A 25 member contingent will this year represent the SCASPA Sports Club, and they will engage their Caribbean counterparts in various sporting events such as cricket, football and ballroom dancing.
Last year, said Morton, the club picked up a few Gold and Silver Medals, when the games were hosted in Tobago. The regional games, explained Morton have been very helpful in the building of stronger bonds and friendships amongst port workers of the Caribbean. He said in times of great need, such as natural disasters, including hurricanes, clubs have reached out to their colleagues in affected states to assist with much needed food and other supplies.
Other forms of assistance said Morton is given back to the local community, as part of their outreach program.
The contingent will be led by club president Mrs. Tishel Warner. The regional association is currently headed by Kittitian, Kirthley “Ziggy” Maynard.