Star jockey donates funds to Ann Hill
Champion Bajan jockey Patrick Husbands has given back to an educational institution in his homeland –– the Ann Hill School.
Husbands presented a cheque to the Barbados Ambassadors of Canada (BAC) over the weekend, during the group’s Sixth Annual Barbados Celebration Dinner And Show in Mississauga, Canada, which featured The Mighty Gabby.
“The Ann Hill School was chosen because of what the school represented –– making sure special needs children were prepared for the adult working world by ensuring they were properly educated in academic and vocational skills,” a Press release stated.
Government funding for the school is not at the same level as other educational institutions, and the BAC donated funds for the facility enhancement project, soccer kits and equipment, stationary and academic trophies.
The BAC is a registered non-profit company, the main objective of which is to provide a social atmosphere for members of the West Indian Diaspora visiting or living in Canada to learn, teach and embrace the culture of Barbados and to assist youth in sport and education.
In addition to organizing and hosting a family day for the last five years, the BAC supports touring Barbadian teams, providing food, transportation, and organized soccer games over the past five summers for teams at the masters and youth levels.