SIR VIVIAN RICHARDíS 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONSFriday 24th February 2012
Antigua and Barbuda’s only living legend Sir Vivian Richards will be honoured with a week of activities to mark his 60th
birthday, which will be on March 07.
The week long festivities will begin on March 03 with the Breast Friends – Antigua walk from the historical ARG, where Sir Viv made the fastest Test Century to the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds.
The highlight of the week will be the Breast Cancer Awareness event ‘Pink It Day’, March 07, where Antiguans and Barbudans and fans across the globe will be asked to wear pink and/ or purchase one of the specially commissioned ‘Pink It’ T shirts that will be available from February 27 - all proceeds raised will go to Breast Friends – Antigua.
Sir Viv is very humbled to be associated with such an inspirational organization on such a special occasion. He adds that: “All my career (life), I have strived to do good for my community and if we can raise monies and create greater awareness for a disease that affects most of us, in some way, then it will make my birthday even more memorable.”
On March 7th, there will also be an Invitational Golf Tournament at the Cedar Valley Golf Club that will feature three of the four other living cricketing Knights - Sir Garfield Sobers; Sir Ian Botham and Sir Richard Hadley. The other Knight, Sir Everton Weekes, will also be in Antigua for the week of activities that will also include: a joint church service with Sir McLEan Emmanuel, who is celebrating 50 years as a calypsonian; an official Banquet hosted by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda; as well as a lecture featuring cricket historian Sir. Hilary Beckles, Rev. Wes Hall and local pundits; along with a classic sports day at the ARG, featuring the two other sports that Sir Viv has represented Antigua and Barbuda at, cricket and football.
For further information about the planned activities, please contact 268 764 1310, 268 725 2759 or 268 764 3940. Overseas interests may purchase t-shirts via the website www.sirvivianrichards.com
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