Rotary Mid Isle gives to National Sport Institute | THE DAILY HERALD

From left: Department of Sport head Jonelle Richardson; Rotarian Anjali Manek; National Sport Institute Director Maikel Cornet; Rotarian David Antrobus; Rotary Mid Isle President Denise Antrobus; Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Minister’s Chief of Cabinet Peter Gittens; Rotarian Louis Wever; and Rotarian Richard Panneflek.

PHILIPSBURG –Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle recently donated materials to the National Sport Institute for community and organisational usage.

Following the hurricanes experienced in 2017, sports activities on the island experienced many challenges with damage to the sport facilities and loss of sport material. In light of the challenges, club President Denise Antrobus contacted the Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Ministry’s Department of Sport to assist.

It was determined with the Department and the National Sport Institute that the foundation responsible for the execution of sports and the management of the various government-owned sport facilities needed assistance in the form of sport materials that could be utilised by the schools and organisations that utilise the facilities.

The funds for the equipment were garnered through the Rotary District 7020 emergency recovery fund. District 7020 compromises Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman islands, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Barths, St. Maarten/St. Martin, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.

The materials received included basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, nets and gloves.

The Department of Sport on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and the National Sport Institute greatly appreciates the assistance of Rotarian Antrobus, who took the initiative to contact the Department.

Source: The Daily Herald