Maples boost track kids

Maples law firm have done it again when it comes to supporting local sports.

They have committed to three years of sponsoring the track and field programme and on Tuesday gave CI$18,000 for Inter-Scholastic programme, the first of a series of payments. High school pupils will benefit.

Collin Anglin, Assistant Director of Sport, accepted the cheque from Maples partner Paul Lumsden.

Anglin said: ‘Lots of different high schools, as many as possible are going to be involved in this event. It’s an open invite to participate, so it’s island-wide.’

Lumsden, whose father played cricket for Jamaica and Cambridge Universities in England, said: ‘Generally, the focus the Maples Foundation has had has been on youth, sport and education.

‘We’ve been involved in various sporting initiatives on the island, whether it’s squash, rugby or track and we’ve also been involved in the Maples wing of the library.

‘We saw this as a continuation of our assistance on the island because we think that athletics is very important. As Collin said, there’s a gap at the high school level and we thought it was something we should really be getting involved with.’

Anglin added: ‘We really appreciate this help from Maples. I think they set an incredible standard when it comes to the kind of relationship needed between sport and the private sector. I wish that every single organization would follow in their footsteps. We look forward to a beautiful partnership in the future.