Kites and B-ball in Port for Heroes and Benefactors Day Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

It was an all-day of fun on Sunday, March 10th as UDP standard bearer for the Port Loyola constituency, Philip Willoughby, held a kite and basketball competition at the Cumberbatch field in the Yarborough Area of Belize City. Hundreds of spectators and participants crowded the field from 11 in the morning as they prepared for the kite competition. It featured prizes to include the largest, the smallest, the one that traveled the furthest and the best design.

Creativity overflowed as all manner of kites in various shapes and sizes were put out and allowed to catch the breeze to soar in the skies. In the end, a larger than life black kite standing at over 12 feet tall received the 250-dollar cash prize for the largest entry. One that was almost five inches in diameter came out as the winner for the smallest kite and special prizes were also awarded to a number of entrants and one in particular, which depicted the picture of Willoughby at its center.

Almost immediately following the kite competition, at 4p.m., the 5-on-5 basketball competition got underway. Over 250 persons came out at the basketball court as various teams went up against each other for cash prizes of 700 dollars for first place and 500 dollars for second place.

Willoughby told the Guardian that the tournaments were made possible through sponsorship from Benny’s, Bowen and Bowen and National Sports Council. He said that he intends to make the event a yearly one but more so to organize more of these types of activities for young people on a regular basis. Over the past couple of monthsm Willoughby has hosted a number of sporting activities in Port to encourage clean healthy fun.