Press Release:-Castries, Saint Lucia, February 21, 2017 – The Saint Lucia Boxing Association (SLBA) is pleased to have received a major financial contribution from Saint Lucia Olympic Committee (SLOC), towards the ongoing project to upgrade the National Boxing Gymnasium.
On Monday February 20, 2017, the SLOC presented a cheque of $15,000EC to the SLBA following assessment of a request for assistance.
SLOC President Sen. Hon. Fortuna Belrose said her organisation recognises the importance of the ongoing project for the advancement of the sport of boxing in Saint Lucia. She added that the SLOC was pleased to support this worthwhile effort of one of its members and eagerly anticipates the completion of the project.
The cheque was received by the 2nd Vice President and Public Relations Officer of the Saint Lucia Boxing Association Mr Shannon Lebourne. In receiving the cheque he expressed gratitude to the SLOC for its contribution which will go a long way in advancing the project. Mr Lebourne also reaffirmed the SLBA`s commitment to ensuring the donated funds are prudently managed.
To date, this is by far the biggest donation towards the boxing gym project. The funds will be used to get the project up to the “ring beam” in preparation for the installation of a new roof.