The Save Our Youth Foundation is holding its annual Football Extravaganza/Family Fun Day on Saturday, 1 June, to encourage young people to make positive choices while enjoying a day of sports and family-friendly activities.
This year, SaxonMG has joined the effort as a major sponsor of this event, which features an all-day series of football matches at the Annex football field in George Town. There will be 20 teams competing in four different categories: boys U-15, boys U-17, girls U-17 and girls U-20. The participating clubs are Bodden Town, Elite, Academy, Roma, George Town, Scholars and Cayman Athletic Sports Club.
The event, which is free to the public, kicks off at 10am and ends at 6pm. The day will also feature a match-up between players from Cayman and Jamaica vying for the Unity Cup.
The theme for the event is Positive Choices. In addition to football, guest speakers will talk to the youngsters about the importance of making positive decisions that will lead to a productive and healthy life. The goal is to raise awareness among Cayman’s youth about the issues affecting them, including drug abuse, violence, crime, peer pressure and the dangers of prison.
Brian Williams, CEO of SaxonMG, explains why his company is supporting the Football Extravaganza.
“SaxonMG is committed to making a difference in our community and is always looking for ways to show our support for organizations and events that can benefit the Cayman Islands. We are excited to be sponsoring the Save Our Youth Foundation’s Football Extravaganza, which emphasizes promoting healthy activities for young people while motivating them to make positive choices in their lives,” he says.
Save our Youth President Iris Stoner points out that sports have traditionally proven to be a very effective way to bring people together.
“The popularity of football is a perfect springboard to engage our young people and motivate them to make positive decisions in this pivotal time in their development.
“Through the Football Extravaganza we are able to reach out to youngsters and their families in a healthy, fun environment in the hopes of making a difference in their lives,” she says.
“I would like to thank SaxonMG for their generosity and commitment in coming on as a sponsor, as well as the Cayman Islands Prison Service and Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for their ongoing support leading up to and during the event. And a special thank you to Marie Martin, Principal of George Town Primary School, whose efforts to help our young people are already legendary.”
Entertainment will include music from HeartBeat, plus a song and dance from Neptune and Lebronne. There will be lots of prizes and surprises for those in attendance, along with a bouncing castle for the younger kids. In addition, a wide variety of food and refreshments will be available.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 321-1647.