PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Institute (NSI) is hosting the #SportsMatter Mixer on Friday, April 6th at the Government Administration Building from 5 pm to 8 pm. The aim of the event is to stimulate networking between the sports organizations and the business community as well as put the spotlight on the importance of public-private funding of the repair and rebuilding of our local sports facilities.
The event starts off with a welcome and cocktail hour from 5 pm and then starts promptly at 6 pm with the program of the evening. NSI will give information on its role within sports and present the damages sustained at the major sports facilities. There will also be the opportunity for businesses and individuals to pledge their financial support towards the repairs and rebuilding of the facilities. All financial pledges go directly to the NSI.
Sport and physical activity have always contributed to the development of a healthier society and play an important role for our young people. Now more than ever, in this Post Irma recovery stage, it is critically important that persons have a place where they can go to release everyday stresses as engaging in sports releases endorphins that boost moods and encourages positive social interaction. Sport facilities suffered major damage which has severely diminished the capacity to maintain the level of sporting activities that was once enjoyed before the passing of last year’s devastating hurricane. Due to the challenging financial circumstances, it is expected that government funding along with anticipated additional insurance disbursements, will not be enough to repair and restore what was lost. Therefore the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport, in collaboration with the National Sports Institute, has launched a campaign to stimulate public-private funding in order to ensure that repairing and rebuilding of our local major sports facilities.
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You can also follow the Department of Sports SXM Facebook page for live feeds of the event and updates on the #SportsMatter campaign.
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/28849-sportsmatter-business-mixer-to-be-held-on-friday.html