Thanks to a timely donation from Hutchison Ports FCP, the teams of the Legacy Baseball Association were able to play in the Nationals this year. “The donation was a blessing. We were enthusiastic about it,” said the association’s Vice President, Zevargo Cox.
The donation was yet another expression of Hutchison Ports FCP’s commitment to the local community. The company has generously donated to a variety of organizations aimed at community building through sports and other activities.
Shown L-R: Chanan Jones, Director, Grand Bahama Airport Company, Ms. Anatascia Simmons, Secretary, Legacy Baseball/Softball Association, Mr. Zevargo Cox, Legacy Baseball/Softball Association, Monique Coakley, Donations Committee Member, Angela Deveaux, Donations Committee Member, Lucian Laing, Director, Freeport Container Port.
Expressing gratitude on behalf of Legacy Baseball to Hutchison Ports FCP for its support, Cox added, “Their donation and their gift meant a lot to the organization. Cox said that the gift went a long way toward helping to prepare the players to participate in the Nationals in June. The donation specifically assisted with the purchase of uniforms. Following their turnout at the Nationals, the League also sent the players of its 11-12 age group to Orlando, Florida, to play in the Youth Baseball Florida Nationals from June 29 – July 5.
Thanking Hutchison Ports FCP for its most recent donation to the YMCA Family Center, Executive Director Karen Pinder-Johnson said that the company’s generosity has helped to keep the YMCA’s doors open over the years. “Without the support of Hutchison Ports FCP, and companies like it, the YMCA wouldn’t be here,” said Pinder-Johnson.
The facility’s Executive Director added, “We do not generate sufficient funds to run this facility. The support allows us to run programs at minimal cost to reach the greater community and to keep the YMCA’s doors open. That’s the impact that Hutchison Ports FCP has on the YMCA through its donations.” The donation is one of several that Hutchison Ports FCP has made this past year, demonstrating its commitment to the community of Grand Bahama. The company’s consistent generosity is much appreciated by recipients such as the YMCA.
Left to right: Angela Deveaux, Donations Committee Member, Karen Johnson-Pinder, Executive Director, YMCA Family Center, Sherlen Williams, Donations Committee Member, Monique Coakley, Donations Committee Member.
“Hutchison Ports FCP has been a stakeholder in the YMCA for many, many years. It’s through the continual effort of the company that the YMCA is able to branch out and reach the greater community,” said Pinder-Johnson, who added that such donations allow the facility to maintain an adequate year-round staff. The donation also plays a significant role in sponsoring the YMCA’s invaluable S.O.S swimming program, which teaches school students to swim. Additionally, the donation will assist with the Y’s swim club, which is the competitive arm of its swimming program. The team travels and includes scholarship recipients, all of which comes at a cost.
The Hutchison Ports 2017 Total Throughput is now available in CK Hutchison Annual Report 2017: