Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ramps Logistics host cricket camp for the Cunupia community

Ramps Logistics recently concluded its second annual Cricket Camp which included star-studded cast.

The camp started on July 22 and ran daily for five days from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM daily at the Stalagnite Recreation Grounds in Cunupia.

"We can all agree that cricket is a discipline, it teaches teamwork, patience, skills and tactics," the company said via a statement. "We must also consider the ills of society which is rampant; child obesity for lack of sports and outdoor activities, lack of mentorship programmes to inspire youths to be something more, give them something to care about, something to do with all their juvenile energy." 

With that in mind,  Ramps Logistics created a free cricket camp that is executed annually in both Trinidad and Guyana. This year, the Trinidad camp hosted children from the El Shaddai restoration home, Halimah’s Helping hands, Ryu Dan Dojo-Youth Empowerment Centre, underprivileged families and primary schools in the Enterprise, Cunupia, Warrenville and Munroe Road areas.

Approximately 70 children were hosted on each day and on July 26, they hosted a Game Day where children in different age groups played short cricket matches to display what they learned all week. The prize-giving ceremony saw guest appearances from Imran Khan, Denesh Ramdin, Bryan Charles and a video from Dwayne Bravo.

Councillors Vandana Mohit, Samuel Sankar and renowned coach Debideen Manick all came out to support the kids, while Coach Vinood Maharaj and his team taught proper stretching, batting, bowling, fielding and general sportsmanship.

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