October 28, 2020

Youth basketball members fundraiser

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YDBP Players Phillip Webb (left in red) and Arin Taylor serve customers at the Pirates Week Stall.

The Youth Development Basketball Program is alive and well and its young members are working hard to enhance the programme with their fundraising skills. Under the mentorship of a Parent Committee and Coach Daniel Augustine, the players participate helping out at the many fundraisers that are planned which include snack sales at all games, drink stalls , food sales and walkathons .

Funds raised are used to help with the programme’s Christmas and end of Season awards socials and travel to camps abroad in the summer among many things.

Parent Supporter Owen Bailey and Programme participant Yolanni Manzanares serve customers.

Held weekly on Thursday’s and Friday’s under the Coaching tutelage of Coaches Daniel Augustine and Victor “Voot” Ogarro , The Youth Development Programme was created in 2003 and currently have 60 children registered between the ages of 8 to 16. The programme staff has been working diligently with the programme structure and are committed to the success of the program. It’s open to any child or children interested in learning social skills, life skills and commitment goals through the sport of basketball.

The main objectives of the programme is to ensure and enhance sports/education qualities in all participants, enhancing a healthy lifestyle for all, teaching individual and team skills through the sport of basketball and teaching positive goals through discipline and transition techniques from youth to adulthood.

Media Officer, Paulette Conolly-Bailey, expressed gratitude and thanks to all the many sponsors and people in the community who has helped the programme along the way.  Mrs. Conolly-Bailey said, “there are so many people who have given and continue to lend a hand to us we would not want to leave anyone out so we say “thanks to all , we appreciate the support”.

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