Rolling for cancer

Many Cayman youngsters are lacing up their skates and taking to the streets to fight cancer.

The Cayman Islands Youth Roller Hockey Club has organised the first annual Youth Street Hockey Tournament to help grow the sport of hockey and raise funds for paediatric cancer-related charities. The event is taking place at Camana Bay on the street beside the Arts and Recreation Centre from 9am on Saturday 15 January.

Participants will be organized into teams of four, with each side needing one player who does not currently play in the youth roller hockey league. Heading into the weekend over 130 people have registered to participate ranging from 5-14 years of age with a mum’s division taking place as well. There is also a skills competition happening at the Camana Bay basketball courts.

Sponsors of the event include Camana Bay, Mourant, Walkers, Ernst and Young, Trident Trust, GreenLight RE, BritCay, The Security Centre and Quick Images. The tournament is a way for children to raise money for local and overseas causes including the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Vincent Lecavalier Foundation and the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation.

The Tampa connection relates to the hockey club’s relationship with the National Hockey League Lightning hockey team. For the past two years, many children from Cayman have attended the Lightning ice hockey camps in Tampa, with 30 kids scheduled to attend later this month.

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