St. Lucia Stars host fun day for Summer programme participants

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is back in town! And although so far this season the Stars have not had the success they’d had hoped for out in the middle, they certainly made an impact off the pitch this week.


On Monday the St. Lucia Stars, Bay Gardens Hotel and United Through Sport collaborated to host a Beach Olympics fun day for local underprivileged children to meet their cricketing heroes. Hosted by Bay Gardens at their ‘Splash Island’ water park; St. Lucia Stars Captain Daren Sammy and teammates: Shane Shillingford, Eddie Leie, Obed McCoy and Kyle Mayers joined teams comprising of children from our La Clery and Vigie Summer Camps programmes and our volunteers, as they competed in volleyball matches and time trials on the inflatable assault course.

Cricket volunteers help at coaching clinic
Cricket volunteers help at coaching clinic


The competition was hard fought with great leadership, teamwork and bravery on display throughout. It was also the perfect chance for our children to utilise their newly learnt swim skills from the ongoing Summer Camp swim lessons.


An award ceremony and lunch buffet followed, hosted by Bay gardens in their beachside restaurant. Prizes included: St. Lucia Stars Tee-shirts and Match for tickets St. Lucia versus Jamaica Tallawahs for everyone who competed. 1st prize included free lunch for the team and their captains for the following week courtesy of the Bay Gardens Hotel. It was a great experience for all the children involved and is sure to prove one of the highlights of their summer holidays.

Volunteer cricket coaches working with women's developmental team
Cricket coaches working at the Darren Sammy stadium in St Lucia

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