SLHTA Aids Over One Hundred Athletes On Island through German Grant Fund
In November 2013, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), through its Project Assistant Mr. Wendel George, applied for and received a grant from the German Government for funding to support youth sports clubs in Saint Lucia. On Thursday 13th February 2014, the SLHTA along with Mrs. Karolin Troubetzkoy, the Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany in Saint Lucia and the SLHTA’s President, presented 90 pairs of football boots, 20 footballs, 10 netballs and 20 speedsuits to representatives of the Caye Mange, Cocopere, Dominators, GMC Sporting Teams, Lutherans, Monchy, National Netball Association, Night Riders Athletics Club, Northern and Reduit.
The SLHTA also seized the opportunity to recognize Referees and Volunteers who have assisted over the past two years with the SLHTA Sports and Wellness activities. The referees awarded include Danny Williams, Dermot Chris Monrose, Kenneth Nestor, Lendon Baptiste, Libert Jean, Nico Charles, Pilgrim James, Sydney Joseph, Thomar Francis and Victor Florence.
Honorary Consul Troubetzkoy commented that she hoped that this support from the German Government could perhaps lead to more sporting interaction between local and German sport groups, particularly in the area of football. Mr. Wendel George, who is also Deputy Chair of the SLHTA Sports Committee, indicated that the SLHTA was fully committed to the encouragement of sporting and wellness activities among its members through its Annual Sports Invitational. He expressed hopes that it would be an even bigger event this year with the possible participation of some of the teams present at the ceremony. SLHTA’s Executive Vice President cited that the ceremony was another excellent example of Tourism at work in our communities. He encouraged recipients to take advantage of the gifts to sharpen their talents.
A number of the representatives of the sports clubs expressed deep appreciation for the donations