One of the first events to kick off the new year is the Humane Society’s Kickball Fundraiser presented by Maples.
It’s a 24 team, one day tournament and features a hybrid sport which has been a childhood favourite for many of Cayman’s residents.
Also known as soccer-baseball, kickball features the same rules as in baseball with one key difference; you kick a rubber ball rather that hit a baseball with a bat.
This event follows the success of last year’s kickball tournament which raised $12,000 for the Sunset Women’s Football Club and the Humane Society, who were in need of roof repair to the shelter.
‘We really weren’t planning on having the tournament this year, thinking sponsorship budgets for most companies would be very tight.’, said Patrick Bourque, the event organiser last year and for this one.
‘However, the response so far has been overwhelming. The event and each division were quickly sponsored with the help of Maples, BDO, First Caribbean International Bank, The Security Center Ltd. and Corona.’
The ample corporate support for events is evident with teams representing Cayman Free Press, The Doghouse, Grant Thornton, Walkers, KPMG and many more.
Bourque added: ‘These kinds of events provide an opportunity for community involvement and office team building, all while helping a worthy cause.
‘Last year, we had 22 sponsored teams and this time we are aiming for 24, which will go a long way in achieving our goal of raising $15,000 for the Humane Society.’
The Field of Dreams is the venue for this fundraiser on Saturday 30 January.