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Corporate teams bowl off to ‘Strike Out Illiteracy’

The hype and energy in the Save the Seed Energy Centre was positively charged by the five teams who showed up on Friday September 26, 2014 with an eagerness to Strike Out Illiteracy: National Bank of the Virgin Islands – NBVI Defenders, Harney’s Strikers, Tourist Board Bulldozers, Infinite Pin Snappers and Appleby Aces. Photo: Provided
The Bowling tournament was the platform for the launch of the Write to Read programme, aimed at enhancing literary among not only school age children but also adults. Photo: Provided
The Bowling tournament was the platform for the launch of the Write to Read programme, aimed at enhancing literary among not only school age children but also adults. Photo: Provided
“Unfortunately, Lime was unable to attend the event. However, the ‘live 5’ indeed did not have any time to spare as competition was tight throughout the night,” said Sharie B. Y. De Castro in a comment to this news site today September 29, 2014. Photo: Provided
“Unfortunately, Lime was unable to attend the event. However, the ‘live 5’ indeed did not have any time to spare as competition was tight throughout the night,” said Sharie B. Y. De Castro in a comment to this news site today September 29, 2014. Photo: Provided
The event saw management in the Virgin Islands at its highest level going head to head with each other; a Director, General Manager, Managing Director and CEO. These included Sharon Flax of the Tourist Board Bulldozers, Tom Zurich of the Infinite Pin Snappers, Gareth Thomas of the Appleby Aces and Joy Francis of the NBVI Defenders. Photo: Provided
The event saw management in the Virgin Islands at its highest level going head to head with each other; a Director, General Manager, Managing Director and CEO. These included Sharon Flax of the Tourist Board Bulldozers, Tom Zurich of the Infinite Pin Snappers, Gareth Thomas of the Appleby Aces and Joy Francis of the NBVI Defenders. Photo: Provided
The tournament concluded with Appleby in 5th, Harney's in 4th, Tourist Board in 3rd and the top two teams moving on to the final round were NBVI Defenders in 2nd place and Infinite Pin Snappers taking the win. Photo: Provided
The tournament concluded with Appleby in 5th, Harney's in 4th, Tourist Board in 3rd and the top two teams moving on to the final round were NBVI Defenders in 2nd place and Infinite Pin Snappers taking the win. Photo: Provided
Strike Out Illiteracy Part 2 will take place on Friday October 24 at 7pm at the Save the Seed Energy Centre with another 6 teams competing for this great cause. Photo: Provided
Strike Out Illiteracy Part 2 will take place on Friday October 24 at 7pm at the Save the Seed Energy Centre with another 6 teams competing for this great cause. Photo: Provided
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The hype and energy in the Save the Seed Energy Centre was positively charged by the five teams who showed up on Friday September 26, 2014 with an eagerness to Strike Out Illiteracy: National Bank of the Virgin Islands – NBVI Defenders, Harney’s Strikers, Tourist Board Bulldozers, Infinite Pin Snappers and Appleby Aces.

The Bowling tournament was the platform for the launch of the Write to Read programme, aimed at enhancing literary among not only school age children but also adults.

“Unfortunately, Lime was unable to attend the event. However, the ‘live 5’ indeed did not have any time to spare as competition was tight throughout the night,” said Sharie B. Y. De Castro, creator of the Write to Read programme, in a comment to this news site today September 29, 2014.

In her speech prior to the commencement of the bowling, Ms de Castro explained her purpose and passion for Write to Read and also highlighted potent information describing the need for literacy in the Virgin Islands.

She was sure to thank God, family, friends and the community for their support, encouragement and prayers thus far.

The event was hosted by the lively and comical Damian C. Grange, a close friend of Ms. de Castro. The Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and the Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6), close family friends, were also present in support of Ms de Castro.

The tournament kicked off with Ms de Castro throwing the first ball of the night foreshadowing her commitment to Strike Out Illiteracy in the Virgin Islands.

"The event saw management in the Virgin Islands at its highest level going head to head with each other; a Director, General Manager, Managing Director and CEO. These included Sharon Flax of the Tourist Board Bulldozers, Tom Zurich of the Infinite Pin Snappers, Gareth Thomas of the Appleby Aces and Joy Francis of the NBVI Defenders," she said.

"The tournament concluded with Appleby in 5th, Harney's in 4th, Tourist Board in 3rd and the top two teams moving on to the final round were NBVI Defenders in 2nd place and Infinite Pin Snappers taking the win," said de Castro.

She added that in the end Tom Zurich lead his team Infinite Pin Snappers to victory and was the top bowler of the night with 480 pins. In second place was Jovaughn Cameron of Tourist Board Bulldozers with 438 pins and Nelson Ramirez of NBVI Defenders took the 3rd place spot with 432 pins.

Strike Out Illiteracy Part 2 will take place on Friday October 24 at 7pm at the Save the Seed Energy Centre with another 6 teams competing for this great cause.

4 Responses to “Corporate teams bowl off to ‘Strike Out Illiteracy’”

  • JACK BE STILL (29/09/2014, 17:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done corprate bvi
  • well done (29/09/2014, 20:23) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Illiteracy in the Virgin Islands.
    We have come a long way from not too long ago when the VI boasted the highest of literacy.
    How did we get to this abyss? I applaud the efforts being made regarding this matter but it is my opinion that the cause must be defined prior to any attempts of a remedy.




  • ccc (30/09/2014, 15:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep the good works up team
  • zoe (30/09/2014, 20:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice


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