Wednesday, August 29, 2012
PanCaribbean partners with Ballaz International to assist young footballers
PanCaribbean has partnered with Ballaz International to stage the 1st Touch Summer Camp at Jamaica College in Kingston from August 14 through 25. Leah Brown, Brand Manager, PanCaribbean is ecstatic about the recent association.
“PanCaribbean is proud to be associated with such a worthy cause and is even more excited that Ballaz International has expressed interest in having this association operate as a partnership and not simply a sponsorship. We intend to offer our time, expertise and advice as well,” said Brown.
The two-week camp, now in its 11th year of existence, is focused on developing the over 100 campers through lessons on and off the field.
As title sponsors, PanCaribbean will present Award of Promise and Top Balla Awards each week.
The ages of the campers range from 4-6 and 7-16. The camp is broken down into three groups: Lil Ballaz - ages 4 to 6, Jr. Ballaz - ages 7-12, and Bigga Ballaz - ages 12-16.
Andre Virtue, Head Coach and Director, Ballaz International was eager to share details of the Award of Promise in honour of his father Patrick Virtue who died three years ago.
“The Award of Promise is given to a player who displays much promise in going after and reaching for his/her goals in life. This award is in honour of my father who gave all he had to help motivate others to live up to their full potential,” expressed Virtue.
He went on to express his gratitude to PanCaribbean for their sponsorship support by way of a partnership.
"PanCaribbean’s support has afforded 30 players from the inner city to attend the camp this year. We are very grateful, as it costs money to put on this camp each year and we want to be able to reach players from all walks of life,” shared Virtue.
Recently, through sponsorship, donations and/or volunteerism PanCaribbean has also offered support to the All Jamaica Junior Tennis Championships, The Nest Children’s Home as well as schools across the island through its Labour Day and mentorship initiatives. Each year the company stages its Sigma Corporate Run which this year raised over $33M to help support the new Cardiac Unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston.
PanCaribbean, a member of the Sagicor group remains committed to making a valuable contribution this great nation and its people.
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