Girls want public’s help to coin it

The 40 member multi-national Cayman Islands women’s rugby team is raising funds to travel to the National Caribbean Championship in Barbados.

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Rowena Lawrence is the team captain.
Photo: Ron Shillingford

Some of the fundraising efforts so far this year have included car washes, quiz nights and bingo but this time they are doing something different.

On Saturday, at Rackams on the water from 5-9pm they are executing a Change for Sport event.

It consists of the team members separating coins that the public brings in and adding them all up in a coin counter courtesy of Cayman National Bank.

Once the consumer gets a total, half of the amount will go to a food and beverage tab at Rackams, next to Hammerheads on the waterfront, to use at will and the other half will be donated to the team.

With the mindset that everyone has plenty of loose change in their homes. With a good turnout, the team will hopefully secure the trip to Barbados next month.

The donations will fund the flights, hotel, and transport for the 24 players, two coaches, doctor and tour manager participating in the event.

The team that was founded in 2000 tours around four times a year including North American and West Indies 7s tournaments in the US and Jamaica and the Caribbean Championship.

Scott McLean of Plan B Marketing who is assisting in the event, said: ‘I’ve executed this style of event in other markets and the turn out and funds raised were staggering.

‘I feel sorry for the poor bank teller that has the unlucky task of receiving the deposit on Monday’

Shelly Cox, social secretary of the women’s rugby team said: ‘We are very excited to be teaming up with Plan B and Rackams for this event and we are sure it will prove to be something a little different.

‘We all have spare change lying around at home gathering dust that we just can’t seem to be bothered to count out, so let us do the hard work for you!

‘We are always looking to raise funds for the ladies and this seems like a good way to do it as the people that come along with their change will also benefit by having an ongoing bar tab and of course can feel good about supporting our rugby team.

‘We really appreciate all of the support that we have received from everyone so far and we look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts in the future.’