Nassau, Bahamas - This holiday season, players
on the Manta Rays youth soccer club are learning the true meaning of paying it
forward. Thanks to a recent donation of 100 soccer balls from sponsor Domino’s,
team officials along with their players have decided to give a portion of their
gift to two youth soccer programs in need of additional equipment.
The Gambier Primary School
Soccer Club and the Future All-Stars soccer program help to introduce kids from
underprivileged backgrounds to the sport. They will both receive new soccer
balls for use in the upcoming season.
“For the past two seasons we
have partnered with the Manta Rays to ensure that the125 club members have all
of the necessary equipment needed to perform during the season,” said Domino’s Brand
Manager, Shirlen Godet said.
“When they advised us of
their desire to use our donation to help other programs, we were thrilled that
they wanted to share with others in the soccer community. It’s a powerful
lesson for the young players and one that we can all learn from.”
Club Coach and Sponsorship
Director, Greg Walker says the idea to pay it forward will teach their members
a lesson that goes beyond the soccer field. “Our players are dedicated to this
game. They show heart on the field and give it their all each season,” he said.
“In addition to good
sportsmanship, we also want them to understand the value of giving back. It’s a
lesson that can take them throughout their lives. We would like to thank
Domino’s for their continued support and for allowing us the opportunity to
help some amazing kids at Gambier school and the Future All Stars program.”
To celebrate the efforts of
the young athletes, Domino’s will sponsor pizza parties when the gifts are
For the latest on the
Domino’s Manta Rays Soccer Club visit http://mantarayssoccerclub.com