The basketball and volleyball courts in the Jean-Louis Vanterpool Stadium, Marigot, will soon be completely under cover as part of a 2.3-million euro renovation of the stadium.
Reggie Coram (c), from St. Maarten Speedway on the Great Bay Promenade won the first national model car racing event of the year, Saturday. Coram bested a field of 26 other racers from as far away as Brazil, Canada and the United States to win the Hillbilly Nationals in Tennessee Saturday. In addition to racing, Coram is in the States to promote the fifth International St. Maarten Open that he and the Speedway will host in October.
CUL DE SAC--Leshawn Brown won the three kilometer Cross Country Run at Emilo Wilson Park. Brown, racing in the Under 17 group, covered the distance in 11-minutes 58- seconds, Sunday. Adrian Arrindell was second in the group with a time of 12 -minutes 22- seconds and Vitasha Carty was third at 13:10.
The St. Maarten Volleyball Association donated a new floor for L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium. The old court was in disrepair after being flooded by Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014. Just prior to the storm the Rebels Veteran Basketball Association raised US $25,000 for a new scoreboard and to refurbish the Auditorium floor which had suffered water damage when faucets in the facility had not been turned off properly.