One of the most popular fundraisers
in recent years has been the Humane Society’s Kickball Fundraiser.
Tomorrow (Saturday, 30 January) it
makes its return to the local sports calendar with the backing of Maples.
It will be a 24-team, one-day
tournament and feature 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 than 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 Cayman Islands Humane Society, which was in need of roof
repair to its animal 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.
“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 Saturday’s