Students from three St. John Schools will be recognized for their participation in sporting programs and awards will be given at at banquet Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Sprauve School in Cruz Bay.
This banquet will highlight the positive side of the sporting programs on St. John in lieu of the recent cancellations of sporting programs on St. Thomas, organizers said.
Using Sports for Social Change, a local St. John group will be in attendance and will distribute sporting balls to the 3 schools present. Dean Doeling, a senior design production artist for Nike, and Nike have been sending sporting balls and equipment to St. John for local youth. There have been over 230 sporting balls shipped to St. John, many are still in route. The first donation from USFSC was 20 baseball gloves to the Ruby Rutnik Softball Tournament this year.