COURTESY OF Hutchinson Ports, FCP
Hutchison Ports FCP has demonstrated its commitment to the youth of Grand Bahama once again with another donation, this time to the West Grand Bahama Community Sporting Association.
In its eighth year of activity, the association expressed its gratitude to the company for helping to make its thriving summer basketball programme possible.
“We want to thank Hutchison Ports FCP for being a sponsor of the league for the past two years,” said association president, Ross Burrows.
“Their contribution and their efforts towards community building are greatly appreciated by the West Grand Bahama Community Sporting Association.
Dedicated to the local community, Hutchison Ports FCP continues to provide invaluable assistance to programmes that keep the youth gainfully occupied. The donation is one of several that the company has generously made throughout the year.
The West Grand Bahama Community Sporting Association is one of the many organizations that have been more than grateful for the support.
Said Burrows, “We want to say a big ‘thank you’ to Hutchison Ports FCP for making the programme happen. It could not be done without you.”
The president explained that the donation went towards assisting with the purchase of trophies, the payment of referees and the hosting of a Fun Day at the end of the championships for its Summer Basketball Community League. The Fun Day rounded out a packed three-month schedule of exciting games for players ages 13 and up.
“The community really enjoys the last day, especially when we’re giving back,” said Burrows of the Fun Day, which includes food for all and back-to-school giveaways for children.
More than a way to keep young people busy during the summer, the program also serves as an avenue for dreamers. Grand Bahama’s very own NBA player Chavano “Buddy” Hield grew up playing in the league.
“The league really has an impact on the young men and the kids of the community, with Buddy Hield being in the NBA as an inspiration for them to reach their goal in doing something they love doing,” said Burrows.