Prime Minister Presented With Documentary on Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Says that project is an essential one in involving the disabled in the community

During a Fundraising Dinner at Izi Restaurant the Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams was presented a copy of the Be Able Committee of the Top Promotion Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Tournament held last year. Mr. Henri Brookson also thanked the Prime Minister for her continued support of the organization’s aim to involve the disabled in various activities.


The Prime Minister in turn thanked the organizers for making the community aware of the plight of the disabled and for enriching their lives. "I want to thank the committee for what you have been able to do during the last year and I know that this year we can look forward to even greater plans. I look forward to attending the new project for 2013 and I also look forward to continuing to pledge my support for this very important initiative," stated the Prime Minister.

Mr. Brookson explained that the Be Able Program has also been starting to offer disabled tennis lessons as part of its program of encouraging sports for the disabled on St. Maarten.

"I would like to commend the Top Promotions Foundation on the excellent job which you have been doing with regards to the disabled here on the island. Plight of the disabled is very dear to me due to the memory of two of my siblings who passed away in 2010 and 2011 because of a very rare disease which caused them to be disabled during the last part of their lives. Before they passed they were able to have a good quality of life because of the care of the Sister Basilia Center and the caregivers that work there," concluded the Prime Minister.