Digicel donated four packs of equipment to local football clubs including Wolves, Boulevard Blazers, St David’s and the Devonshire Cougars. The packs included Adidas footballs, bibs, T-shirts, cones, whistles and water bottles.
The donation was made to clubs as the telecoms company recognized the need for equipment at clubs which often might lack such equipment or not have the funds to purchase new items.
Commenting on the donation Donn Foggo, Digicel marketing manager said, “Digicel is no stranger to investing in youth sports and young athletes. For years we have lent support where we could throughout Bermuda. Namely to events and athletes such as the U-12 Super Summer Cricket Series, Tyler Smith, Erica Hawley and Olympian Ceci Wollmann.
“Not to forget our bigger sponsorships which include Eastern County Cricket. With the new football season underway we’re aware many clubs lack kit and equipment when it comes to training and we trust the players, at all levels, will benefit from this small donation.
“This is the first step in what will be a bigger involvement in youth football and we’ll have some exciting news very soon,” he added.
After receiving his pack Angelo Curtis of Cougars said, “These will go to a worthy cause and the clubs appreciates what Digicel are doing for the youth especially, the football clubs in Bermuda.”
Reggie Paynter, Under 9 and Under 11 coach at Wolves Sports Club, added “Thanks to Digicel for their donation. This will make our training sessions better and easier as we’re missing a lot of kit.”
Since 2016, Digicel has donated over $300,000 in various sporting, cultural, charity and musical events as well as supporting youth sports and athletes through sponsorships, donation of services and supply of kit.
The company said they continue to be “committed to the community and recognizes the importance of sporting activities to the development of youth while also contributing to other worthy cultural and sporting events.”