Youth cricket in St. Vincent & the Grenadines got a boost recently with a donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank to the Strike Eagles Cricket Club.

The financial services provider recently presented the team with a donation for the club to secure equipment, and to provide additional assistance to the young cricketers in the club.

CIBC FirstCaribbean Human Resource Support Officer, Jacintha Hinds, who also assists with the bank’s corporate social responsibility activities in St. Vincent & the Grenadines,  in making the presentation to the club, said, “The bank has previously supported similar initiatives in other territories across the region because in the Caribbean, cricket is more than a sport – it’s a discipline and a big part of our culture so we are more than pleased to support the Strike Eagles Cricket Club as it seeks to pursue initiatives which not only promote this beloved sport and teach training and skill needed for success but also the holistic development of the students – with training that includes fair play and child protection awareness skills – that will certainly serve these children in life.”

President of the Strike Eagles Cricket Club Javid Wilson, in thanking CIBC FirstCaribbean said the club was entirely grateful for the assistance from the bank and looked forward to a continued relationship with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, adding that the support will help the children to transfer some of the knowledge from the game, such as determination and not giving up, into their lives.

CIBC FirstCaribbean supports a number of worthwhile social initiatives around the Caribbean each year, donating on average US $1.2 M to projects in the areas of Youth and Education, Health & Wellness, and the Community & the Environment. This has amounted to well in excess of US $20 M since the bank was formed in 2002.

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