The Treasure Cay Beach Marina and Golf Resort held its Third Annual Back to School Jam on August 28, hosting approximately 500 children and their families.
This year’s theme, Family Values Fun Day, began in the afternoon with games and prizes of school supplies, backpacks, tablets, cell phones, and a computer. The children also enjoyed playing in a bounce house, cooling off in the pool, and getting a tour and ride in a fire truck.
Later into the evening, trivia games continued with DJ Skie hosting. Attendees devoured pizza while appreciating the live music of Chris Russell and later Gospel Rapper Nonajie Dun.
When the rapper took the stage, the children gathered around him, dancing to their heart’s content. Dun said he came to Abaco to talk to the kids and sing. As a singer who started rapping at age nine, he did not have any problem with the children identifying with him.
“I am trying to send a positive message to the kids,” explained Nonajie Dun, who added he always enjoys visiting Abaco. He had previously performed on the island in church concerts.
The event was made possible with the financial support of many sponsors including the Treasure Cay Property Association, Robert Meister, President of Treasure Cay Ltd and Managing Director of Dolphin Encounters, Abaco Real Estate Services, and two Treasure Cay residents who wished to remain anonymous. Bahamas Food Services, BTC, The Treasure Cay Home Owners Association, Rubis, Treasure Cay Services, the Franklin Group LLC and APS- two United States companies, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Treasure Cay Mini-Mart, and Wendel’s Rentals were also involved with the success of the event.
The students of Treasure Cay weren’t the only beneficiaries of the Back To School Jam; as the result of this function, supplies were sent to many parishes of various denominations and schools from North Abaco to Sandy Point.