Grab your racquets! The graduating class of Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy is hosting a community-wide badminton tournament on Saturday, April 23, in support of their 2016 missions trip to Tabora, Tanzania.
Each year, the Grade 12 class of Gaglardi Academy partners with Juma’s World in Tanzania whose purpose is to transform the lives of children, so that the children of Tanzania may become a generation of leaders who will positively impact their country and their world.
Some of the ways that Juma’s World assists with this is through establishing homes for orphaned children, providing education, setting up microloans for students once they have completed their education, and helping with practical projects such as digging wells and establishing sponsorship programs to bring the necessities of life to children who desperately need it. Above all these things, Juma’s World seeks to build relationships – with local community leadership to assist them in making these things happen, and with the people themselves, particularly children, who need love and compassion to empower them to dream of a future that is hopeful.
To assist the students in raising funds, the school is hosting a badminton tournament for anyone aged 15 and older. Participants will have the opportunity to play at a beginner, intermediate or expert level, and there will be prizes awarded for the best in each category. The early registration fee per team is $50 for registration by April 11. Registrations received after April 11 are $60 per team. Space is limited, so register early!
Play begins at 8:00 AM and runs until 6:00 PM. A concession is available for participants and spectators.
Local businesses may also have the opportunity to support the tournament through sponsorship.