Digicel Partners with Breds In Creating a World Class Sports Facility
Published: 2011-03-07Signalling the start of Phase Two of the Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park, the signing of an agreement between Breds and Digicel occured in mid January and will see the creation of a cricket pitch and football field at the cost of $120 million; also included in the grant is a commercial lawnmower for the grounds.
Speaking of the agreement Jason Henzell Chairman of Breds said he was 'extremely pleased' about receiving the grant and partnering with the Digicel Foundation on a whole. He also noted that although this was a giant step for community sports and potential youth leadership programs, Breds hopes that the sports facility will develop Treasure Beach as sports tourism destination where overseas teams and clubs can come and train alongside local ones.
"We are excited about this particular community project which involves much community development through sports," said Major General Robest Neish, executive director of the Digicel Foundation. "We recognize the forward planning that has gone into it and are excited to see the finished project benefitting the entire community."
The Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park, which had it's official launch last April during the Jakes Off Road Triathlon under the auspices of Prime Minister the Honourable Bruce Golding and many other dignitaries, broke ground on Phase One of the project with a bathroom block and changing facilities. The Sports Park set to be completed over four phases will include cricket and football pitches, netball and basketball courts, tennis courts, a children's playing area and a community center when finished. This grant from Digicel Foundation is the largest grant to be received by Breds to date.