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Sir Everton gives back to St Leonard’s

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Sir Everton gives back to St Leonard’s

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Sir Everton Weekes, an icon of West Indies cricket and former student of St Leonard’s Boys’ School, has joined the St Leonard’s Old Scholars’ association in their student scholarship fundraising effort, by presenting an autographed cricket bat.
The bat will be raffled or auctioned this year, with the proceeds expected to significantly boost the fund.
The fund provides two scholarships annually to St Leonard’s Boys’ School students, who have been accepted for studies at the Barbados Community College or the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.
The bat, which was endorsed by Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards and Sir Everton Weekes, was accepted by president of the Association, Linda Springer, during the awards ceremony, which was held at the school’s auditorium.
The occasion was also used to present an award to Sir Everton, in recognition of his truly outstanding contribution to the development of world cricket and goodwill to school, community and country.
Other persons to whom presentations were made are Steven Taylor, John Clarke and Michael Franklyn, who were presented with certificates of appreciation for special service to the association.
The award ceremony was preceded by the installation of the 2014 executive by the Reverend Canon Jeffrey Gibson, Curate of St Leonard Anglican Church during a recent service. (PR/MK)