Seeking to create a positive, welcoming and Christian environment that stimulates and promotes growth and development among the youths on the island of Abaco, members of the newly formed Abaco Church Sports Association (ACSA) decided to adopt a take-charge attitude through sports and to be proactive rather than reactive.
Karen Rolle, ACSA member, said that with church and community initiatives, the members want to nurture and develop the young people into contributing members of society.
“We are determined and forthcoming in trying to redirect our youths in a more productive path,” she declared.
The Abaco Church Sports Association officially launched a Round Robin Tournament on June 7 and June 8. The tournament was split up into four divisions. There was an open division, which consisted of men between the ages of 20 years and older, a 16-19 year-old division, a 13 to 15-year-old division and a 12 and under division. Participants included church teams representative of Zion Baptist Cathedral, Soul Saving Ministries Int’l, Change Ministries Int’l, and Victory Tabernacle Church.
Results showed that Zion Baptist won in the open division with two wins and no losses, and Victory Tabernacle obtained one win and one loss. In the 16 to 19 division, Victory won against Change Ministries with 43 points, however, Change beat Zion 22 to 20. In the 13 to 15 division, Victory beat Zion twice. In the first game, though, Zion won 25 to 17. Victory won 30 to 20 in the second game, and 26 to 25 in the final game of the 13 to 15 division.
Championship scores indicated that Zion Baptist Cathedral was the overall winner for the 13 to 15 division, Victory Tabernacle Church won the 17 to 19 division with 43 points, and in the open division Zion pulled away with one point to beat Change Ministries. The score: 41 to 40.