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Cricket tournament raises community funds

Kieran Powell of the West Indies warms up before the third international one day cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies in Queenstown at the Queenstown Event Center on January 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Large crowds flocked to the George Town Cricket Field on Easter Sunday, April 16, attracted by the T20 cricket tournament and the various fish dishes cooked up by the volunteers of the Kings Adventist Church’s Community Services Department.

Kings Church Community Services Department, with the support of the Adventist Conference Community Services Department’s Assistant Director Angela Hall and other churches’ community services departments, had organised the event as a means of raising funds for community projects.

The fair-like atmosphere, with running commentary on the cricket match by Joshua Lawrence, included enthusiastic domino games, jumping castles, bargain-priced snow cones and popped corn, blood pressure and blood-sugar checks, and general socialising among attendees.

Projects that will benefit from the event include the recently launched soup kitchen that serves communities in the Windsor Park and Walkers Road areas. Another upcoming project that will benefit is the back-to-school drive to assist parents in equipping their children for the new school year beginning in September.

Kings Church plays a major role in the Adventist Conference’s Community Services Department’s annual school give-away fair staged at the Airport Park.

Kings Church will also continue to support the Have a Heart Cayman Foundation that sponsors children in need of life-saving heart survey delivered at Health City. In addition, the church’s Community Services Department responds to needs requiring urgent interventions among families and individuals residing in the George Town area.

“I was delighted that the church community responded so generously with their time and resources to make this event such as success,” said Kings’ pastor Jeff Jefferson, who thanked Stephanie Jackson, his community services leader for her commitment to the cause of meeting community needs, and added: “Besides the funds that were raised, it was an opportunity for church members from all points on Grand Cayman to come together to have some fun.”

Jackson thanked the church’s 21 volunteers who, she said, give so unstintingly of their time in making all the various activities a success, both from the perspective of raising funds and in implementing programmes.

At the end of the cricket tournament, the winners’ cup, donated by C&M Williams Construction, went to the West Bay team, in which the Berea Church again showed its dominance by winning among teams grouped into zones from all over Grand Cayman.

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