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blink I bmobile Foundation helps Cunaripo Sports Club as they aim for six

Caption: Some members of the Cunaripo Sports and Cultural Club

‘The community that plays together stays together;’ an adage which the Cunaripo Sports and Cultural Club has successfully operated by for the last six decades and the reason the blink I bmobile Foundation was proud to lend a hand to help their ongoing efforts.

The Sports and Cultural Club was launched over sixty three years ago in the rural community of Cunaripo which is about five miles from Sangre Grande. Their goal has always been to provide an avenue for youth to display their talents in the field of cricket, to motivate them to excel and to provide the necessary training and discipline to help them achieve their dreams.

Assisting the club was an easy decision for the blink I bmobile Foundation as the two bodies share the same objectives; to contribute to the sustainable development of the nation’s youth. According to Camille Salandy, Head Public Relations & External Affairs at TSTT, “Community groups who take the initiative to help mould our young people into strong minded, disciplined team players for the future should always be commended. This club has worked tirelessly over the years to ensure that the children in their community are a part of the success story of their village and the Foundation is therefore happy to reach out to Cunaripo to assist.”

The club does not just play cricket for fun. Their collection of accolades accounts of their ongoing success. The team recently won the North Eastern Zonal Cricket Competition and will now face clubs from zones throughout the country. For other tournaments hosted by the North East Zone of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, the Cunaripo Sports and Cultural Club took home the winning title for the Under 19 Competition and placed third in the three day competition. The team has also reached the quarter finals in the zonal T/20 competition currently taking place. The club also boasts of having the youngest team of players in the North Eastern Zone of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board presently.

When asked about the club, Arjune Bhagaloo, Public Relations Officer - Cunaripo Sports and Cultural Club explained:  “The club constantly tries to inspire our members to strive for the best. We not only compete at all levels in cricket but we encourage giving back to our community. Members hold fundraisers for needy causes and the club partners with other community groups annually to host cultural events. We believe focusing on the all rounded development and passing on the true spirit of the community to the youth has ensured our long successful life. Getting support from corporate T&T from the likes of blink I bmobile also proves to us that we continue to be on the right track.”

blink I bmobile congratulates the Cunaripo Sports and Cultural Club for all of their ongoing achievements over the decades. The approach used and the commitment of its members will guarantee the club’s continued long and healthy life.