Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis (July 19, 2007)
More than 150 children have responded favourably to the teaching and skill sharpening exercises being carried out at the General Sports Camp of the Department of Sports.
The annual camp, which is now in its 12th year, opened on Monday and features instructions in various sporting disciplines. This year approximately 150 children are benefiting from this developmental programme.
Acting Director of Sport Dave Connor told SKNIS that the participants are learning proper techniques in golf, swimming, kayaking, boxing and basketball.
“The camp has been going very well,” Connor said. “We are excited by the response of the children who have really paid attention during the sessions. They are learning while having fun and we see this as a formula for success.” Parents and guardians can witness this scene for themselves as tomorrow is dubbed “Family Day.” Dignitaries, sponsors and other interested individuals are invited to Netball City for the event which begins at 9:30 a.m. The guests and participants will be treated to various presentations from the security forces including demonstrations from the K-9 Unit and D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).
Fifty-six persons from the Embassy of Venezuela sponsored tennis camp are expected to attend this session. The Department of Sports-initiative opened on Monday at a brief ceremony attended by Venezuela’s Resident Ambassador Her Excellency Miriam Traconiz Luzardo.
The diplomat stressed how pleased her government was to partner with the local Department of Sport for the past 12 years and pledged continued assistance.
Both sports camps will run for two weeks.
On Monday, the 23rd Cable and Wireless Summer Football Programme begins. The event caters for 60 persons and will be held at the Cable and Wireless Recreational Grounds at Needsmust. This programme will also run for two weeks.