(PRESS RELEASE) – Oliver Gobat suffered a violent tragic death here in Saint Lucia six (6) years ago, but the Gobat family continue to keep his memory alive through The Oliver Gobat Sports Fund (TOGS).
The family, through the fund donated a quantity of sports supplies and equipment to the boys of the Boys Training Centre (BTC).
The ceremony was held at the Boys Training Centre (BTC) on Monday March 9th, 2020.
Founder of ‘The Oliver Gobat Sports Fund (TOGS)’ Theo Gobat, expressed his enthusiasm and willingness to keep the legacy of his son alive by assisting individuals to venture away from the life of crime in Saint Lucia.
“The fact that we can use what happened as an example to help persons turn away from the criminal lifestyle and assist them in sports makes me feel good that the memory of my son is being used in a good way. It also pleases us that we can be associated with the Boys Training Centre (BTC).”
The supplies ranged from sports pants, running shoes, table tennis and lawn tennis rackets, lawn tennis balls, table tennis board, footballs and footballs boots.
Manager of the Boys Training Centre (BTC) Wang Sonson extended special thanks to the Gobat family for the much needed supplies.
“It is a privilege when persons think about the Boys Training Centre (BTC) and show interest and what we do here. For the boys we must appreciate when persons take time out to think about us. Mr and Mrs Gobat went through a tragic situation where they lost their son Oliver Gobat due to violence. As a result they have decided that the best way to keep his legacy alive is to give back by assisting teenagers who are at conflict with the law.”
The Oliver Gobat Sports Fund (TOGS) was created by the Gobat family to honour the legacy of Oliver Gobat who was violently taken away from them in 2014. He was 38 years old.