PRESS RELEASE – Eighteen-year-old Augustin Faulkner has been training all his life to compete in regional and international volleyball tournaments for Saint Lucia.
After reaching out publicly to support his dream, he was thrilled to get a phone call from Louise Victor of Axcel Finance who delivered the good news that the company would buy him the gear he needs to represent Saint Lucia at a tournament in El Salvador later this month.
Axcel responded within 24 hours of Faulkner posting a request for sponsorship of volleyball gear on Saint Lucia News Online (SNO).
Faulkner was part of Saint Lucia’s team to the Intercontinental Volleyball Championships which was held in El Salvador in July and is and he is currently preparing with the Senior Male Volleyball team for Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Championship 2014 (ECVA) in Antigua later this year.
A resident of Maynard Hill in Marchand Castries, Faulkner has competed in three international volleyball championships.
In 2013 he captained the St. Lucia Junior Volleyball Men’s Team to victory in the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Championship.
He captured awards for Best Spiker, Best Scorer and Most Valuable Player in that tournament. That victory also qualified Team St. Lucia for another tournament against the likes of USA and Canada.
Mrs. Hermina Danize-Vitalis, Axcel Finance’s Country Manager, said: “We believe in the talent and potential of Saint Lucia’s youth. Augustin is an exemplary young man who is focused and committed to his sport and to his country, Saint Lucia. We hope that our investment in him will help boost his volleyball career and spur him on to greater success.”
Axcel Finance has been in Saint Lucia 2 years now, with offices in Castries, Vieux-Fort and Soufriere. The company has engaged in several youth oriented and community based initiatives which have and continue to make a difference in the lives of recipients.
Such initiatives include Axcel’s After School Pre-K Programme, the Axcel Mentorship Programme, Axcel Angels, as well as donations to schools, hospitals and community organizations across the Eastern Caribbean.