SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - MP Angelique Romou recognizes and congratulates Sint Maarten’s very own Keacy Carty and Reshawn Eustace for their recent sports achievements here and abroad.
Keacy Carty, who is currently playing for the Leeward Islands Cricket Team, has been named Man of the Match whilst securing his first century propelling and helping his team to secure their first points in the competition.
Reshawn Eustace has been named the Athlete of the Month for February 2021 by the Department of Sports. Sixteen-year-old Eustace, who plays football, is the captain of the U17 team, and is currently playing in the local Senior League Competition. He has scored an impressive 14 goals in 12 games for his team in 2021 thus far and is also currently the top scorer in the competition.
MP Romou said “Being an avid sports lover myself, growing up in a family of Baseball, Soccer and Soft Ball Greats and having 2 very athletic children of my own, makes me extremely proud of our young athletes. I want to encourage Keacy and Reshawn to continue excelling in their craft and making us, St. Maarten, proud.
Amidst the increasing negativity, especially in the media, of which some is even fueled by high-ranking officials, it is my duty to promote and highlight the positive achievements of our youth. I want to continually use my platform to shed a positive light on our youth and their impressive strides, especially in sports and the arts. I will do this through a monthly recognition program that I am currently developing to ensure that as a representative of the people, I shed light on youth excellence. Keacy Carty and Reshawn Eustace were the first to receive their certificate of excellence recognizing them for their achievements in Sports as SXM Young Ambassadors and I will continue to work with the youngsters of the St. Martin Promoting Young Ambassadors Foundation and all youngsters to make this program a success. It is our job as leaders and a community in general to nurture and motivate the youth to continue to do great things and to acknowledge them when such is done.