PHILIPSBURG-- “Lets Take Care Of Our Sport Facilities. Help Keep Our Facilities Intact & Safe For Our Children,” is the message from The National Sports Institute (NSI), as they launched their anti-vandalism campaign at the Melford Hazel Sport Centre on Friday.
Featuring prominently in the campaign is a banner that reads in part “Don’t Be A Zero, Be A Hero.” The campaign will be ongoing through the 2022 sports year, with radio programs, social media exposure and the culmination of an anti-vandalism walk a thon.
“The NSI has been seeing an increase in the vandalism & destruction, and even theft at the sports facilities,” said Mike Cornet, Director of NSI which is responsible for the managing and maintaining of the government owned sport facilities on St. Maarten.
“NSI wishes to bring the awareness to the community, that the sports facilities are meant for the use by the community, and therefore should be cared for by the community.”
NSI is asking the communities of St. Maarten to become more vigilant and assist the NSI in maintaining a safe and intact sport facilities for all by being vigilant, speaking out to the youngsters or to call the authorities when encountering these incidents.
The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, drs. Rudolphe Samuel, endorses this endeavour and pledges full support to the campaign.
For more information visit the NSI website: www.nationalsportsinsitute.sx of on Facebook @nsisxm.