RHTY&SC cricket teams assist two West Berbice counterparts

first_imgTHE 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) MS last Sunday continued their personal development programme with donation to two of their counterparts in Region 5.The teams, Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and Under-13, Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Female, Gizmos & Gadgets Under-21 and First Division, handed over the donations of educational materials, kites and white cricket shirts to D’Edward Cricket Club and Cotton Tree Die Hard Cricket Club.The presentation was done after the final of the Berbice Cricket Board’s (BCB) West Berbice Perry Gossai Memorial 100 Balls Tournament.RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, who is the president of the BCB, stated that in 2019 over 200 cricket clubs, NGOs, churches, schools, sports organisations along with thousands of residents would benefit from the hard work of the 10 teams.Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu has direct responsibilities for the personal development programme, under which the RHTYSC cricketers seek to make a positive difference in the lives of youths, the elderly and the less fortunate.Foster told the two teams that the kites were to be shared to children whose parents could not afford to purchase one for them while the complete educational packages should be given to less fortunate students from single-parent households.The cricket T/shirts donation is to assist the two clubs to be properly attired.Foster also disclosed that the RHTY&SC would be working along with the BCB in 2019 to assist clubs across Berbice.Under the joint programme, clubs would receive during the course of the year items like cricket balls, cricket gear, scorebooks, white cricket shirts, trophies, cricket medals and water pitchers.All clubs would receive balls and shirts while the other items would be given to those who need assistance to make sports an alternative to a life on the road, away from drugs, crime, alcohol and gangs.Naidu, who at just 19 years has taken over the day-to-day running of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, stated that RHTY&SC is the only cricket club in the Caribbean that mandates its cricketers to make a positive difference.Among the most cherished activities of the programme are providing monthly snacks to pensioners as they wait to uplift their old age pensions, monthly food hampers to senior citizens and single parent households, educational scholarship to students, medical expenses assistance to senior citizens and assistance to youths to fulfil their dream of becoming a sport ambassador.The RHTY&SC MS, Naidu stated, is one of Guyana’s leading cricket clubs but wants others to match its achievements as this would mean more youths being able to Say No to all the social ills affecting them.last_img

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