Rey Hill Community to have basketball court

By anguillian May 4, 2014 09:19 Updated



Rey Hill Basketball courtOn Saturday, April 26th 2014 many volunteers from the Rey Hill community and other surrounding villages came together to pour the foundation of a full size basketball court in Rey Hill, Anguilla. It was a great showing of support and jollification as persons donated their time and labour, while sandwiches, food and drinks were provided by other persons of the community for the workers.
The basketball court upon completion will measure 92feet by 50feet and will also include a full sized volleyball court. Many individuals and businesses have donated resources towards the completion of the basketball court for the young persons in the community. The Honourable Mr. Evan Gumbs also purchased two state of the art basketball goals for the court valued over US$4,000.00. When asked about his contribution he stated, “I made a campaign promise to the people of Rey Hill and I am delivering on my promise. I am grateful to all the persons who have joined me in this worthy cause to bring this project to fruition. Our youth are the future leaders of tomorrow and we must do all that we can to help them achieve their dreams and aspirations.”
The project is being organized by the Mary Elizabeth Recreational Park Committee under the auspice of the Honourable Mr. Evan Gumbs. The committee members include Ras Elijah, President, Mr. Mitchelle Lake, Vice President, Mr. Marvel Gumbs, Secretary, Ms. Elvesa Liburd Assistant Secretary, and Ms. Tericia Liburd, Treasurer.
Phase one of the project will include a full basketball court and volleyball court with benches and a round table. The full project will include a fenced park with landscaping, tables and benches for after school sessions with the children in the community, and a wall constructed at the front showcasing the names of the persons that have made great contributions to the community over the years.
The organizing committee expressed heartfelt gratitude to all the men and women who have joined the cause to advance the project. Phase one of the project will be completed within the next three weeks.

– Press Release
(Published without editing by The Anguillian newspaper.)

By anguillian May 4, 2014 09:19 Updated


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