PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, August 12th– On Wednesday, August 10th 2016, International Cricketer & St. Lucian hero, Daren Sammy, officially launched the Daren Sammy Foundation with a black tie gala at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort.
Guided by his favorite quote, to whom much is given, much is expected, the Daren Sammy Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization, has been a longtime goal of Sammy.
Ever passionate about youth development through sports, and Sammy, being a shining example of how hard work and discipline pays off, spoke with great anticipation about how the Foundation will change the lives of many young Saint Lucians.
“It took a lot to get to where I am today, it is a passion. If a few persons or organizations never paid attention to me, I could have fallen by the wayside, so I want to create that opportunity for our talented St Lucians.”
The launch which saw attendees from major corporate sponsors, public sector agencies and specially invited guests, were treated to performances by young, local artistes and a documentary that chronicled the life of Daren Sammy, from his humble beginnings to stardom within the world of Professional Cricket.
The Daren Sammy Foundation seeks to make a difference in the lives of under-privileged athletes- through the donations of Private & Corporate Citizens- by supporting youth development through sports by way of the provision of educational and sporting supplies annually, the development of mentorship programs for budding champions and by making a meaningful investment in other sporting disciplines across the island.
Recipients of the grant will be selected through a strict criteria.
The Daren Sammy Foundation would like to thank the following Corporate Sponsors and Valuable Contributors: Digicel, Sandals Grande, Peter & Company Distribution, St. Lucia Distillers, Azuk Creations Inc, Excel Signs, Northwest Limited, Royal Bank of Canada, M&C /Goddard Group, Sagicor and St. Lucia Insurances, where without them, the launch would not have been possible.
For more information about the Daren Sammy Foundation please visit: www.darensammyfoundation.org or all major Social Media Networks.