Local football has received another shot in the arm from St. Lucia’s leading telecommunications provider, LIME.
LIME is sponsoring the 2015 Veterans Football Tournament as the company continues to pump more money and resources into St. Lucia’s favourite sport. LIME is providing the tournament with financial support and help with promotion and advertising.
The tournament is being organised by Veterans in Sports Inc in collaboration with the St. Lucia Football Association.
At the official press launch on Wednesday, LIME Commercial Lead, Cheryl Francis said the company remains unwavering in its commitment to assisting local sporting organisations build a culture of participation in sports, including among the youth. She praised Veterans in Sports Inc and the SLFA for developing the Veterans Football Tournament and helping to keep the football spirit alive in St. Lucia.
“LIME believes firmly in the power of sports to transform lives and communities. We consider it our corporate social responsibility to do whatever we can to help create opportunities for more St. Lucians to get involved in all kinds of sporting activities to improve their talents and, thereby, reach their full potential as athletes,” said Ms Francis.
The tournament kicks off Saturday, November 7 at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort and runs until January 31, 2016. Sixteen teams will be competing and two will be crowned champions – an overall champion who will receive the Caribbean Alliance Cup and a plate champion.