Caymanas Gardens FC Under-20 coach Dwight ‘Fanna’ Fowler (left) and former national icon Allan ‘Skill’ Cole (right) stand with the players after recently receiving football gear and equipment. .
The Caymanas Gardens Football Club members recently received new footballs and equipment just in time to participate in last Saturday’s start of the St. Catherine Under-20 League.
The gear and gear was made possible through a community fundraising venture through the kind assistance of corporate entities and donations from individuals.
“We needed the equipment and game balls for the team members, and thanks to a community member, Anthony Jackson, who now plays a major role in our fundraising efforts, he reached out to some of his associates for help,” said Dwight “Fanna” Fowler, one of the team’s coaches.
Fowler continued, “We had a jerk fiesta for two Saturdays and community members came out and supported it. The funds we raised as well as donations from some of our friends were what we used to buy the items last Friday at Western Sports in Twin Gates Plaza.”
Says Jackson: “When I heard the team needed help, I reached out to people in the corporate world to help us with things to make the fundraiser a success.
“First of all, we would like to thank CB Group who provided us with CB Chicken; Seprod provided us with Miracle Hot Pepper Sauce and Delite Juices; Baking Enterprises donated Yummy Buns, Cheese Bread corn and other baked goods, Cari-Med Limited gave us Swiss Tomato Ketchup, and Musson Trading supplied Nupak foil.Without these companies, we would not have been able to obtain this equipment.
Last Saturday, the St Catherine U-20 football league kicked off at Prison Oval in Spanish Town. Caymanas Gardens beat Cumberland 4-1 in the opening game. On Wednesday, the Caymanas team beat Beacon Hill U-20 FC 5-0 at Chedwin Park in Spanish Town.