Vincentians living abroad donate cricket equipment to school
June 22, 2007
Vincentians living abroad donate cricket equipment to school

Elvin ‘Peaks’ Pompey and his wife Petra, two Vincentians living abroad and currently visiting their homeland are continuing to assist youngsters in schools especially in the area of cricket, a passion of the Pompeys, who are cricket Officials in Toronto, Canada.{{more}}

On Monday, June 18, 2007, the West St. George Secondary School became the latest recipient of the Pompey’s generosity. Deputy Principal, Andrew Bramble was pleasantly surprised when informed that his school was recommended by the local Scout and football Coach, Seymour ‘Rollit’ Walrond to receive the Pompey’s 2007 donation of full cricket equipment valued at over $5,000.

Principal Melinda Hypolite, staff and excited students thanked the Pompeys for all the cricketing gear. The West St. George Secondary School is the seventh school to receive this valuable gift. The St. Martin’s Secondary School, St. Joseph’s Convent, Marriaqua, Emmanuel High School, Mesopotamia, J.P. Eustace Memorial School, Kingstown, Canouan Government School and Bishop’s College, Kingstown have all received similar gifts in the past.

Elvin and Petra Pompey in their remarks said “We look forward to returning home and are happy to contribute towards the development of Sports, especially cricket at the “grass-root” level to encourage youngsters to make this sport a career.”

“We would, however, like to see a Statistical Report created on school sporting activities, as further assistance may be available for talented and promising players. We would also appreciate updates on the progress of the school teams that have benefited from these donations,” the Pompeys said.