During the morning of October 10, all Treasure Cay Primary School students and their teachers assembled in the school yard to receive sporting equipment brought over by Stephen Kappeler and Paula Morley, Manager and Assistant-Manager of Treasure Cay Resort & Marina and Golf Club.
As he finished unloading the merchandise, Mr. Kappeler explained that the owner of the hotel complex, Robert Meister had declared that Treasure Cay Primary School was to be the main recipient of the business’ charity.
As the children lined up, they were handed out basketballs, footballs, hoolahoops, softballs and bats, volleyball nets and more. The use of the equipment will be overseen by the PE Teacher, Charles Poitiers who was teaching in another school that day.
Mr. Kappeler also said that a special event, a Taco & Family Night, was held every Monday at the Tipsy Bar, explaining that proceeds of that event went towards the school sports program. He also added that the school Principal was the one who had requested the sporting equipment when asked what was needed.
The Senior-Assistant, Veronica Henderson who was present at the distribution of goods, expressed her gratitude towards Treasure Cay Ltd and Mr. Meister in particular, who had raised $2,000.00 for the sports program. She said that during the twenty three years she had taught at TC Primary School, she had found out that Treasure Cay Ltd had always given assistance to the school whether finacial or physical.
Treasure Cay Ltd also donated $2,200.00 for the computer lab, a sum pledged by participants in the last Treasure Cay Big Bill Fishing Tournament.
The computer lab is manned by Anthonequa Nixon, a teacher’s aide who teaches basic computer skills and Microsoft Words to grade four, five and six students.
Ms. Henderson also acknowledged the tight community spirit surrounding the school, praising not only the resort but also the parents who are always ready to volunteer.