The Cayman Rugby Union, in conjunction with the Waterford Private Residence Club and the Cayman Cancer Society, have announced the inaugural Waterford Family and Cancer Society fun day to be held at the Cayman Rugby Union in South Sound on Saturday, April 22nd.
The occasion is particularly well timed as it also serves as the Alex Alexander Memorial Shield Round 1. Alex was a keen member of the Cayman Rugby Union who worked tirelessly to establish the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and eventually succumbed to the illness himself. The Alex Alexander Cup and Shield carry his name in memory of the celebrated rugby player, husband and father.
The Waterford Private Residence club has stepped in as the sponsor of the Alex Alexander memorial Cup and Shield this year. As an extra they have added a second junior tournament to the calendar and the Waterford Youth Rugby Fest will also be held on the 22nd starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm. After this the senior players will take over playing two matches to see who will progress in to the Cup Final on May 27th.
‘With Waterford offering to get involved with both junior and senior programs it seems a natural to look at a family day,’ said CRFU Technical Director Richard Adams. ‘They were very enthusiastic about the idea and so now we have a fun filled day for the whole family.’
There will be sport, face painting, bouncy castles, games and other activities put on by the Cancer Society, Food For Thought are doing an all-you-can-eat barbeque, and there will be a dance in the evening. Heineken and Amstel are providing beer specials all day. Cost is $25 for adults. All profits will go to the Cancer Society.
‘To be involved in this type of fund raising is a real privilege for us,’ added Adams. ‘The Alexander Cup has given us a platform from which we can not only provide entertainment for families but also raise money every step of the way for the Cancer Society.
‘We hope that everybody comes down and sees what a truly great family event this is going to be and, we want to make it one of the best charity events of this year and many years to come.
Christine Sanders, manager of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, says she is delighted for the Society to be a part of this venture. The Cancer Society is currently engaged in a program to promote increased physical activity in young people and their parents and this is a way of promoting this. ‘We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this program and to partner with the Rugby Union.’