Singing sensation Lisa Punch joins forces with RHTY&SC
Guyana ’ s singing sensation Lisa Punch has joined the long list of prominent Guyanese to link up with Guyana’s leading Youth and Sports Club, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, M.S. The Guyanese singer, who gained international recognition when she appeared on the popular American Television show ‘The Rising Star’, was inducted as the RHTY&SC, M.S 175th Honourary Member by Executive
Member Mark Papannah.
Club Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, and Papannah held wide-ranging and intense discussion with Punch at her Georgetown based head office. Foster outlined the activities that the RHTY&SC, M.S and its cricket teams are involved in, especially the highly successful ‘Say No to Drugs,
Suicide and Crime’ and ‘Yes to Education/Sports’ Campaign, which targets over 60,000 youths in the Ancient County.
The four cricket teams of the club– Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females and Gizmos and Gadgets Under-21 and First Division- each year undertake a total of about 160 activities with the main aim of making a positive difference in the lives of their peers.
Punch was officially invited by the long-serving Secretary/CEO of the RHTY&SC, M.S to join
the ‘Say No and Say Yes’ campaigns and she readily agreed. The RHTY&SC would also assist Punch and her organisation, Prevention of Teenage Suicide (POTS), with educational materials including its highly touted Youth Information Booklet and posters.
Punch would assist the RHTY&SC, M.S by featuring as a motivation speaker at a Youth forum for
500 school children and young cricketers. She would share the stage with international designer Sonia Noel and Dr Karis Munroe. Punch would also lend her famous voice in a joint RHTY&SC, M.S and POTS fund-raising concert that would be held later in the year. Funds raised would be used to assist less fortunate clubs with sport gear by the RHTY&SC, M.S while POTS would continue to promote its ‘Say No to Suicide’ campaign. Foster welcomed Punch to the elite list of RHTY&SC, M.S honourary members and expressed confidence that the relationship between the two organisations would be highly successful, as both share a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others. Punch expressed delight at being granted honourary membership of an organisation she respects a lot and has a reputation of being unmatched locally with its wide array of activities.
She also congratulated the club in creating history by receiving a National Award– the Medal of Service- and urged its membership to always strive for excellence and the highest standard of performance.