PHILIPSBURG:--- During a press conference this afternoon, RBC and Sint Maarten Little League Association announced the kick-off of its annual RBC School Baseball Tournament on Saturday, October 15th. This year 17 schools, with a total of 294 kids between 8 and 17 years old, have confirmed their participation in the tournament. An important addition to the event this year is the inclusion of girls’ softball, to promote the sport among young girls in St. Maarten.
The Sint Maarten Little League Association organizes the School Baseball Tournament for the 17th year in a row. For the 15th consecutive year, RBC is sponsoring this event that is geared towards promoting the baseball sport among the schools in St. Maarten. “We are very proud to be part of this initiative. The RBC School Baseball Tournament helps us bring our purpose to life to making communities in which we operate prosper and thrive”, says Lisandra Havertong, Branch Manager Simpson Bay in St. Maarten. She continued: “This tournament gives our youth the opportunity to develop their talents in baseball and to grow as well. Sport is an excellent way to advance in life and we at RBC see our partnership with the Sint Maarten Little League Association as a positive investment in the future of our youth and our country.”
“We are proud to be part of this relationship for the benefit of our youth and specifically for the sport of baseball and softball. The trust that RBC has in us to do this for the last 15 years is a testament to their commitment in assisting in positive, development for our youth. Our heartfelt thanks for your continued support”, says Mr. Ronald Jacobs President of The Sint Maarten Little League Association.
The RBC School Baseball Tournament will take place at the Sint Maarten Little League Stadium from sat October 15th to December 2016. Official opening is on Saturday Oct 15th 2016 at 12:30pm followed by two games. Games will be played on Monday to Friday starting at 5 pm and on Saturdays starting a11am. The organizers invite the public of St. Maarten to come and cheer for the young participants.