Brandon King bats for Black Lives Matter

first_img.. to lend support to Caribbean communities affected by pandemic JAMAICA, West Indies and Guyana Amazon Warriors batsman Brandon King is doing his part in supporting the Black Lives Matter and assisting communities by the COVID19 pandemic.The 25-year-old opening batsman scored a 72-ball 132 against the Barbados Tridents to propel the Guyana Amazon Warriors to the 2019 CPL final. It was the highest individual score in CPL history.For 2020, King wants to do more than shine with the bat. He wants to shine off the field as well as he announced on social media on Monday.“Over the past few months, I’ve had some time to really think about how I could make a positive impact on communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and also the Black Lives Matter movement,” King wrote.“So this year I will be sporting my black SG stickers and along with my management team, GGSM, we will be donating USD$100 for every six I hit during this year’s CPL tournament. Donations will be split between the Greater Trench Town Foundation in Jamaica and a charity in Guyana to be decided at a later date.”King believes that more than ever before athletes need to do more to champion causes that make their communities better.“As athletes, we have the platform to speak up and make effective change,” he said.“I am encouraging my sponsors, other athletes, and friends to join in on donations by either supporting a #BLM initiative of your choice or by matching my donations towards these local charities.“I am hopeful and looking forward to getting back out on the field very soon.”(Sportsmax)last_img read more

MEMORIAL SERVICE TRIBUTES TO DONEGAL DIVE DEATH VICTIM

first_imgThe late Rev Dr Stewart Jones.Tributes were paid at a memorial service this afternoon to Rev Dr Stewart Jones, the Prebysterian minister who died while diving off the coast of Donegal at the weekend.Rev Dr Jones, an experienced diving instructor, died in Sligo General Hospital where he had been airlifted after getting into difficulty off St John’s Point near Dunkineely on Saturday afternoon.He had been diving with the son a minister from Derry at the time of the tragedy. Originally from the Bessbrook area of South Armagh, Rev Dr Jones (57), a married man with three adult children, was the Prebysterian Church’s chaplain to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry minister of Donemana Presbyterian Church.Speaking at this afternoon’s service in the church, Rev Robert Buick, Clerk of the Derry and Donegal Presbytery, the circumstances around the tragedy may never be fully understood.Rev Buick said: “Why the events of Saturday, 12 July, at St John’s Point in Donegal, on a fun dive, at a dive site he knew well, resulted in Stewart’s tragic death, we may never fully understand.”Mr Buick described Dr Jones as “a big guy, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually.” The service was led by the Moderator of the Derry and Donegal Presbytery, Rev John Hanna.Rev Dr Jones is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Esther, Rachel and Anna. MEMORIAL SERVICE TRIBUTES TO DONEGAL DIVE DEATH VICTIM was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentdivedonegalDunkineelyRv Stewart Joneslast_img read more