RHTY&SC Cricket teams continue to make positive difference
– donation made to church, Humanitarian Mission
The eleven cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) continued their community developmental programmes over the last week by reaching out to two organisations in the Ancient County.
The eleven teams – Poonai Pharmacy under 12 and under 13, Farfan and Mendes under 15, Bakewell under 17 and Second Division, Pepsi under 19 and Intermediate, Vitality Inc Under 23, Metro Females, Namilco Thunderbolt Flour under 21 and First Division, are mandated by the management of the club to successfully complete more than 300 small projects each year as part of their personal development programmes.
RHTY&SC Asst Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu, who has direct responsibility for the teams, has said the club strongly believes that “the more you give, the more blessings you would receive”.
Most importantly, he said, the club wants its members to understand that it is their civil duty to make a positive difference in society while being positive role models and mentors to their peers.
The teams donated six overhead fans to the St Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church of Port Mourant, and a grass cutter to the Humanitarian Mission of Babu John, Port Mourant. The teams also donated 60 food hampers to the Mayor and Town Council of Rose Hall Town for distribution to residents of the township who are affected by flooding.
Naidu has said that the Catholic Community of Port Mourant holds a special place in the history of Guyana leading youth and sports club, as it was the church’s youth club that founded the RHTY&SC in 1990.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster also remains a committed Roman Catholic who is determined to return his church to its former glory in Port Mourant.
The fans were installed and handed over to Parish Priest Ramesh Vanan, who expressed gratitude to the club. Head of the Humanitarian Mission, Suresh Sugrim, contacted the club for assistance in form of a grass cutter, and his request was granted within two hours.
On behalf of the teams, Organising Secretary Robby Kissoonlall handed over the grass cutters to Ms Raj, Administrator of the Mission.
Sugrim explained that, with a very large compound, the Mission is forced to use its limited funds to clean the compound on a regular basis. Donation of the grass cutter would be a major boost to the work of the Mission, and he wished the eleven cricket teams all the success on and off the cricket field.
Foster, who is also the President of the Berbice Cricket Board and Vice President of the GCB, has said that no other club in the history of cricket in Guyana has made a positive difference like the RHTY&SC has made, and he called on his fellow members to uphold their proud record of serving others.
The Rose Hall Town-based club has produced a combined 107 players for Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies. Among the players currently playing for the club are Kevin Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Keith Simpson, Clinton Pestano, Eon Hooper, Jonathan Rampersaud, Slyus Tyndall, Delbert Hicks, Sheneeta Grimmond and Shabaki Gajnabi.
The official sponsors of the teams, who over the last 25 years have won a combined 101 tournaments, are Poonai Pharmacy, Farfan and Mendes Ltd, Bakewell, Pepsi, Metro, Vitality Inc and the National Milling Company of Guyana.