Lighthouse kickers score support

FC International is continuing its efforts to help special needs children.

The football organisation is staging a one-day football camp at the Lighthouse School this Saturday, 3 November, at 9am-1pm. It will be the group’s final offering of 2012 after stops around the Cayman Islands.

FC International President Kennedy Ebanks states it is important reaching out to Lighthouse students.

“We have to continue to do this camp because those kids, they are special,” Ebanks said. “Young people, on a whole, need the community’s attention and special needs children are no different.

“Last year, we tied the timing of the camp to the Christmas season. This time around, with national pride about to be on display with Pirates Week, I would encourage people to show their love for Cayman in another way by coming out and supporting this camp.

“It’s our final football camp, it’s free and other kids who want to come are welcome to do so.”

Last year’s camp saw football basics being taught by technical director Elbert McLean. A number of community figures backed the endeavour in businessmen Renard Moxam and Berna Thompson-Cummins and former Young Caymanian Leadership Award winner Elroy Bryan, who is also a Lighthouse school teacher.

News of the Lighthouse camp comes after FC Intl held its annual George Town session in August, which attracted local musicians Charles ‘Greg’ Gregory of Hopscotch Recording Studios and jazz player Edward ‘Eddie’ Solomon (who has a number of nicknames including Solly).

There were also one-week offerings slated for Fairbanks Prison, North Side and Cayman Brac.

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