Ballers raise funds for Eckerd

Cayman basketball’s youth development programme recently raised funds for a Florida trip.

Almost eight hundred dollars was earned at a fundraising car wash last Saturday, which was held by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association Youth Development Basketball Programme that is currently headquartered at Kings Sports Centre. Under the leadership of coaches Daniel Augustine, Bruce Reynolds and a parent support group, the youth players and their parents washed, shined and vacuumed some 40 cars from 8am to 2pm at Wendy’s restaurant on West Bay Road.

Programme media officer Paulette Conolly-Bailey said, “money raised will go towards a trip that has been planned to take the athletes to the Eckerd College development basketball camp in a few months.”

The kids will also be doing other fundraisers like food sales and a walkathon to help offset the cost of the trip. Last year four of the participants won gold medals in their individual divisions and it is hoped that more hardware can be earned this year.

Mrs. Conolly-Bailey went on to say the programme is grateful for the support from the public and also from sponsors of the event, namely Wendy’s (who provided the venue), Tony’s Toys (for the car washing supplies) and Hurley’s supermarket (for the breakfast pastries and goodies).

For more information, call Paulette at 916-3081

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