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Sandals Foundation Donates Stable Socks To Youth

Image: Trevor Daniel Football Development Programme were some of the proud recipients. (Photo: Antony De Beauville)

SANDALS Foundation last Friday presented 1200 pairs of stable socks valued nearly US$15,000 to a number of sporting youths within the Castries basin.

The presentation was made at the Kenneth “Wriggler” King Facility on Darling Road in Castries.

Sirsean Allain of Tiger Tennis Academy receiving socks from Sandals Hotel Manager Martina Roth. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

The socks, which provide better comfort and support, also improve stability by up to 15%, eliminate hot spot, reduce friction and blisters, improve function of foot, ankle, knees and hips and reduce risk of injury.

Martina Roth, Hotel Manager for Sandals Halycon in Saint Lucia, told The VOICE that the Foundation was proud of the initiative, adding that the company donating the socks was PTX Performance Product Inc, a leader in design, development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of branded action sports equipment.

“This initiative continues to be successful and growing international support has increased the ability to engage youth in schools,” she said.

Teams receiving the socks included Basketball for the Future, Tiger Flow Tennis Academy, Trevor Daniel Football Developmental Programme and the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association.

Image: Trevor Daniel Football Development Programme were some of the proud recipients. (Photo: Antony De Beauville)
Trevor Daniel Football Development Programme were some of the proud recipients. (Photo: Antony De Beauville)

Youth and Sports Officer Ligorious Marquis told The VOICE that the Department of Youth Development and Sports is always pleased when the corporate sector supports the island’s youth. Sandals Foundation has been a very good partner to the department, he said.

Image: Tiger Tennis Academy. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)“We have collaborated on a number of activities over the years,” Marquis said. “This special presentation to the various sporting disciplines is really an indication as to their commitment to the young sportsmen and sportswomen in Saint Lucia. We want to applaud their effort and look forward to a continued relationship with the Sandals Foundation.”

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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