TelEm Group has scored a big hit with the island’s young soccer players – and it’s all because of the company’s yearly sponsorship of an important inter-schools soccer tournament organized each year by the St. Maarten Soccer Education Foundation.
As a token of thanks, the Foundation recently presented TelEm Group with a special plaque recognizing its continued assistance to the youth and to the foundation board members generally.
Mr. Gittens said as well as helping to promote the event each year, sister company TelCell has made it possible for the foundation to provide soccer balls, uniforms and other training equipment to various schools so that they can continue to take part in the tournament on a higher and higher level each year.
“We have been able to provide medals and trophies for all participants and also to create a culture of sportsmanship and love for the game that continues both on and off the field,” said Mr. Gittens.
Ms. Marten gratefully accepted the plaque on behalf of TelEm Group and thanked Mr. Gittens and his foundation for their kind gesture.
“It’s good to assist when we can but it’s also most welcome when appreciation is shown in this manner,” said Grisha.
She said the plaque and its citation will be circulated within the company for staff to see until it finds pride of place on a company wall.