Ten lucky boys from the St. Lucia Boys Training Centre got the chance of a lifetime when Limacol Caribbean Premier League partner Scotiabank hosted an exclusive meet and greet for them with the St. Lucia Zouks.
Accompanied by Scotiabank’s popular Kiddy Cricket mascot Chirpy, the youngsters got autographs and even bowling and batting tips from the hometown team right on the grounds of the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Captain Darren Sammy and players such as Andre Fletcher and Shoaib Malik mingled and spoke with the boys who also got the opportunity to watch the team up close as they went through their practice drills.
Scotiabank representative Donna Augustin, a personal banking associate at the Rodney Bay branch, said the meet and greet was Scotiabank’s way of bringing together both its community outreach and its long-standing support for cricket.
“Scotiabank has a deep connection with cricket, through our sponsorship of Kiddy Cricket and now the Caribbean Premier League. And we also have a deep connection with young people as we do a lot of outreach activities involving youth, including working with the boys at the BTC. We wanted them to be able to experience some of the CPL fun and we thought this would be a great way to include them.”
Elvin Germain, Activities Coordinator of the Boys Training Centre, said the young wards “enjoyed every minute of the interaction with Zouks team” and added: “We are hopeful that the memories created will be embedded in [their] minds and hearts.”