A donation of over $200, 000 were presented to various sporting organizations at a special ceremony held on Saturday.
The funds will be used for local sporting events, youth programs and projects undertaken in the various communities.
Chairman of the National Lotteries Authority, Michael St. Catherine assured the sporting organizations of their commitment towards the youth and development in sports.
“All in all, 2015 was a good year. It was a year where we saw many of our projects because you know we don’t only concentrate on youth activities but very involved with the ministry undertaking many infrastructure projects. A lot of these things are ongoing because of the work of the National Lotteries Authority. So 2015, was a good year and we thank you for participating and giving us your support in 2015.”
The funds were made possible by the Canadian Bank Note and Cage Saint Lucia.
Representative of Cage Saint Lucia, Lindsey Joseph expressed pleasure in being part of the mandate to develop youth and sports in Saint Lucia.
“We would like to encourage those sporting organizations who have been querying to make use of those funds, sending proposals to the National Lotteries Authority. We will like to also encourage our customers and players to play responsibly. Your contributions go a long way but we would you to do it in a very responsible manner.”
In addition, representative of the Canadian Bank Note, Allison Jules made a special appeal to the sporting organizations to continue working hard.
The National Lotteries Authorities commended their partners for the financial assistance and expressed hope that in the future, more support will be given to schools.