Castries, Saint Lucia – Sandals Foundation and Wade’s World Foundation show continued support for Game Changer with involvement in organized sports activities which teaches invaluable life lessons to youth inclusive of self-confidence, discipline, teamwork, dealing with success, failure and perseverance.
These are the pillars that the initiation of the Sandals Foundation’s ‘Game Change Program’ was built on through collaboration with three-time NBA Champion, Dwyane Wade and his charitable organization, Wade’s World Foundation.
Members of the community, Sandals Foundation, Sandals Resorts and Wade’s World Foundation recently opened newly refurbished basketball courts in Limes, Grenada and Castries, Saint Lucia. The courts will impact 150 children, ages 8-13yrs., by providing them opportunities through sports and mentorship.
The Game Changer partnership that launched in 2014 between the two charitable organizations was designed with the goal to provide underserved youth access to planned sports, recreation, healthy lifestyles and family engagement as well as and activities including new camps, afterschool training and coaching sessions.
Since then, it has impacted several Caribbean islands through in-kind donations of 400 pairs of basketball sneakers and sports towels distributed to young players in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos.
Mentorship has also been an integral part of the program with Dwyane Wade and his brand partners involved in multiple motivational short seminars promoting discipline and team work and engaging students on matters of their individual interest.
An additional 100 children have participated in two weeklong football camps in Barbados and Jamaica as part of the overall Game Changer program.