Tennis programme for special needs students
June 16, 2006

Tennis programme for special needs students

On May 26, 2006 history was made in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the SVGTA launching of their “special tennis” programme for the students from the School for Children with Special Needs. The programme sponsored by Digicel will bring tennis to the lives of our special youngsters who will learn the fundamentals of the game from experienced coach Anthony Boyea.{{more}}

At a short ceremony to launch the programme, Digicel was highly commended for setting the pace among wireless providers in the state. According to President of the SVGTA Grant Connell, they have shown by their willingness to sponsor such a worthwhile venture their understanding that it is equally important to give back to our society to ensure that development of all youngsters can happen.

President Connell also reiterated the policy of the Association to make tennis accessible to everyone in the state.

On hand was Ambassador Jack Cheng who made a financial contribution to the school, which was accepted by Principal Fred Stay. The Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan was a major contributor to the construction of the National Tennis Centre. In his remarks, the ambassador underscored the importance of all children being able to access the sport and commended the school for looking after the children’s health and sporting needs.

In his remarks Principal Stay was very grateful for the opportunity of playing tennis being extended to his students. He indicated that the satisfaction which the students feel about being involved in an event like this can never be measured.

Digicel’s representative, Juno DeRoche in her remarks on behalf of the sponsors again reiterated her company’s commitment to the School for Children with Special Needs and programmes such as this initiative taken by the SVGTA.