August 31, 2007

SVGCA 2007 Awards of Excellence Dinner bowls off tomorrow

Three Outstanding Vincentians to get Awards of Excellence from the SVG Cricket Association.

The St.Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association 2007 Awards of Excellence Dinner will come off at Government House tomorrow evening.{{more}}

Originally scheduled for July 21st, the dinner was postponed due to the death of one of the honourees, Owen Cuffy.

The Association says that it will still honour Owen Cuffy by making the award posthumously. The award will be received by the family of Pearl Campbell, the sister of Owen Cuffy.

The fund raising dinner will be hosted by the Patron of the Association, His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, and Lady Ballantyne.

Apart from the late Owen Cuffy, the other honourees are George Browne and Michael Findlay.

Owen Cuffy, a former long serving member of the SVG Cricket Association, is credited with the development of the game in the north of the country, and is considered by many to be the best swing bowler the country has ever produced.

George Browne, who was associated with the Somerset Sports Club, is the second umpire from this country to officiate at the highest level of West Indies cricket.

And Michael Findlay, the current manager of the West Indies team, has had a long and distinguished career as a player and sports administrator.

At Saturday’s function, remarks will come from the Governor General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, the President of the Association, Julian Jack, and the Minister with responsibility for Sports, Glen Beache.

This is the second time that the Association is presenting the Awards of Excellence to deserving Vincentians. Last year, the Association honoured Dr. Gideon Cordice, Frank Mason and Lennox John.

Funds from this event will be used for the development of youth cricket in the state.