‘To encourage youth to reach their highest potential by initiation and supporting sports programmes, and to help promote education, recreation, health and moral welfare.’
A NATION OR REGION'S IDENTITY CAN BE SHAPED BY SPORT
Such sporting ability and achievements have always played a major role with tremendous power to unite communities across all barriers, creeds and gender.
Founded in late 2003 by Sir Vivian Richards, Melanie Etherington and Neil Keeling, the Sir Vivian Richards Foundation, a non-profit making organisation, was conceived to promote the growth of sport, specifically with the youth of the region, and hopefully later, further a field.
With the input, help, pledges, suggestions and sponsors drawn from around the world, the desire of the SVRF is to help make a difference to encouraging the immense sporting talent of our youth within the region.
The opportunity to unite individual children and communities through sport, and the opportunity to achieve success through sport, and the opportunity to achieve success through sport is not readily available to all. SVRF is dedicated to giving such rare chances to more youth of today, especially those impeded by social and practical frustrations.
The West Indies Boast many instances where our sporting heroes have come from small villages with few facilities, and against all the odds have reached the highest pinnacle of their chosen sport. On their difficult path, they illustrate hard work, discipline, fair play, honesty and joy.
Such noble, courageous qualities can be supported and created in any young individual to cross any barrier whether of a social, race, creed, political or personal nature – if given the chance.
SVRF believes in trying to dins such young persons to give them that chance, and for hopefully setting the example where others may follow.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are happy to talk to anyone who may want to become a sponsor, are a corporate or organisation looking for further exposure and sales as a SVRF partner, wish to discuss a collaborative effort, offer in-kind materials, or make a donation to the non-profit making SVRF, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org