For the second year KPMG has donated US$5,000 to the Cayman Junior Tennis Initiative helping to promote health and fitness among the youth.
The Youth Tennis Initiative, instigated by Warren Urquhart and his assistant coaches at Cayman Sports Ltd in 2005, finds a way to bring this expensive sport within the reach of local children and give them the skills to play a game they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. The Initiative gives children the chance to work with professional tennis coaches at no cost within their own school environment and has already exposed 1,000 children to the sport. And there are plans for growth. “We are planning to run an interschool tournament next year and to introduce the Initiative to schools in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. To further strengthen our impact I am looking to hire a coach full time next year to focus primarily on the Initiative” said Warren.
Despite all the assistance Warren has received from fellow coaches, PE teachers and the students themselves, he is very grateful for the support of KPMG “The Initiative would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors”.
Partner Kris Beighton says from KPMG said ‘we are delighted to be helping the Initiative as part of our continued involvement in youth sport on the island. Here at KPMG we believe that in addition to academic development, sports are an integral part of a young person’s development. In demonstration of this belief we agreed to a three year Junior Tennis sponsorship. Now in its second year, we are delighted to see tennis growing in popularity. Being active in the community is one of our core values; as a result we also support youth sailing, little league softball and swimming. It is our pleasure to continue to support the youth in the Cayman Islands.”
To request further details about the Cayman Tennis Initiative please contact Warren Urquhart on 926-2776.