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Monday, February 25, 2013

Rock it in Saint Lucia

Join OUR Volunteer Posse for 7 DAYS for A PAIR OF SOCKS and A MANGO.
Come and work up a 'wee' sweat in paradise for a worthy cause!

SOCK-IT- IN-SAINT LUCIA is designed to offer a rather special breed of volunteer the chance to tap into the urban heart beat of communities in the Caribbean and help shape their future. And a chance to assist youth unemployment by empowering young men & women through our sport for development and life skills programmes.

Sacred Sports Foundation is a legally registered, non denominational , politically independent, not-for profit based in Saint Lucia. The charity was founded by the late soccer trailblazer Keith Alexander, former Peterborough, Lincoln City and Macclesfield Town Manager who passed away in 2010. His sister Nova and brother Delroy relocated to Saint Lucia to continue his legacy and have made tremendous strides.

For more details checkout www.sacredsportsinc.com/conference

Between June 12th-19th qualified coaches , scouts and administrators from NSCAA/BSCC in the US and PFA/LMA/RFU out of the UK will be in Saint Lucia to conduct a scholarship showcase for young sportsmen & women from the Caribbean and certification courses. In addition, there will also be an International "Best of the Best' soccer tournament for U16 & U17 male & female teams.

You will have to pay your own way but prices in June to Saint Lucia are at discounted prices . Hotels are not busy so we have negotiated really good prices.

Volunteers will act as a liaison for teams, mentor participants and help with the general organisation of activities. It will be compulsory to have fun and wear Keith's trademark yellow socks in memory of a pioneer and legend adored by everyone who knew him. There'll be lots of time to unwind at the various 'Yellow Sock' events in communities across the Island including : Bring Yer Toothbrush at Rodney Bay, Fish Fest in Anse la Raye, Head-Funk at Samaans Park, Rock the Boat at the Marina, The 4 B's-(Beach, Breadfruit Balls & Barbeque) in Soufriere, culminating in the Green Mango Challenge at Corinth.

NO BUT SERIOUSLY -- "Amid the images of a tourism paradise are social challenges every bit as daunting as in less illustrious destinations" says Nova. "We believe sport can play a major role in helping tackle several life challenges and social problems and are an active and vocal supporter of youth development in the Caribbean, working through our sports for development programmes to champion the rights and values of those most vulnerable in our communities".