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Footy and fundraising – the perfect match

 

 

You can’t beat a bit of football to bring a community together. And that’s exactly what The Hope For Today Foundation is doing countrywide. 

Their latest matches featuring former greats from the beautiful game was held in East End. 

Money raised from the event will go towards the continued running costs of the halfway house to help people suffering with addiction problems.  

Organiser Brent Hydes said: “The Hope for Today Foundation never cease to amaze the Cayman community in their outcry and concern for helping others that struggle with substance abuse issues, and the prevention of crime.  

“In East End on Aug. 27 there was support from all districts many West Bayers took the long drive to be a part of this special event.  

“It was awesome to have Ms. Theresa Echenique in attendance and enjoying an afternoon of fun and fellowship.  

“She enjoyed watching the old boys do their thing and entertaining the crowd with their brilliant footwork in the beautiful game.  

“She emphasised the importance of living and engaging in a healthy lifestyle and sports plays a major role in the recovery process. A healthy body, a healthy mind! 

“The Hope Foundation would also like to extend a BIG thank you for all the support from the entire community and for recognising what we are trying to accomplish.” 

Supporters included Brent McClean, Marcus Cumber, Dr. Steve Tomlinson, Frank Hall Homes, McAlpine,
Island Air, Junk, Lobster Pot, PD’s Sportsbar, and Island Taste. 

The last event in East End should have included a 100m sprint race between Mr. Hydes and Lloyd Soker. 

Mr. Hydes said: “It should have taken place at 5 p.m. He did not show up until 6:30 p.m. We will try again next month at the next Clash of the Legends to take place at Ed Bush Stadium. It appears he came down with a bad case of amnesia!” 

 
 

About Paul Kennedy

During a career that spans almost three decades, Paul has covered some of the biggest stories in the world for regional and national newspapers. A multi-award winning journalist and published author, he has worked for the past six years producing television news and documentaries in Cayman. Paul is also the host of a weekly football show. His dream story is to find a dog that can play piano.

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