#Providenciales, June 6, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – Another famous partnership between the Sandals Foundation anda major sports icon will mean unparalleled exposure for children in the Turks and Caicos. This time we go from the basketball court with Dwyane Wade to the soccer pitch with The Real Madrid Foundation to implement the first-ever series of soccer clinics at Beaches Resorts in 2019.
“So we’re really excited to not only have these young children here in the Caribbean join for these clinics this coming May, but we also have the ability to sustain these programs and improve our coaching because local coaches will be included in these programs.” – Heidi Clarke – Director Sandals Foundation
“Working with Beaches Resort, Sandals Foundation and Turks and Caicos Football Association, it’s a new opportunity for the Caribbean kids, to give them a brighter future. We share a common mission, to foster the sport of football and use it as an educational tool.” – Andres Muntaner, Real Madrid Foundation Clinics Manager
Turks and Caicos youngsters will be a beneficiary but there will also be clinics in Jamaica, Sandals CEO Adam Stewart was in country for the big reveal. The Sports Minister agrees that this is a remarkable opportunity.
“Sports have taken me to almost every corner of the world and someone else paid for it, so please tell your young children, your athletes that you can see the world. You don’t have to be a professional athlete, and I encourage all of us, to please take advantage of the opportunity that is presented to us.” – Hon. Edwin Astwood
The soccer clinics with the Real Madrid Foundation, which is the social arm of the Real Madrid Football Club – one of the most electrifying teams in the league hailing from Spain is aimed at ensuring children feel a sense of value no matter their social standing. FiFA official Sonia Fulford is overjoyed.
“This is no doubt a significant achievement, not only for this organization, but for us at the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association as well, to be affiliated with champions on both fronts.” – Sonia Fulford, President TCIFA/FIFA Executive.