(ZIZ News) – Leeward Islands Territorial Development Officer, Junie Mitcham has said that Tuesday’s presentation of cricket equipment to two orphanages was an important venture of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), through its Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket Programme.
“It is important to note that since the inception of the programme, it has yielded good fruits for our young people, many of whom have gone on to represent St. Kitts and Leeward Islands at the age group level; under-15, under-17 and under-19. And so, I want to encourage you the participants to learn as much as possible and also while doing so have fun,” Mitcham said.
The presentation was made to the Cotton-Thomas Comprehensive School and the St. Christopher Children’s Home.
Client Relations Manager at Scotia Bank, Charles Morton said his institution strongly believes in the inclusion of all children.
He said, “Scotia Bank has been making donations to various schools or arms for the organised Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket Programme and we have not done so to what we call an orphanage or someone of your status and the Scotia Bank, as well as the West Indies Cricket Board, we have decided to cooperate persons like yourselves and to give you all an opportunity to share in the ‘sugar’ that other students have been exposed to over the last couple years.”
The presentation, which was made in the Warner Park Football Stadium’s VIP Lounge, included an assortment of child-friendly cricket balls, bats and stumps.