Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (Thursday, October 7, 2010) - PPC Ltd recently combined its ongoing environmental campaign and community initiative efforts with its donation of four used electrical poles to the Turks and Caicos Islands Rugby and Football Union (TCIRFU).
PPC's Manger of Corporate Services Daphne Penn said "Instead of discarding the poles PPC agreed to install them at the rugby field to support TCIRFU's new lighting system. This gesture not only allows PPC to continue its environmental campaign by recycling the poles, but also affords us the opportunity to support our community."
President of the TCIRFU Keith Burant was on hand for the presentation and stated: "The TCIRFU has been playing rugby in the TCI for the past 20 years, but it has only been for the last 10 years that a youth rugby programme has been in place. We realised that in order to provide consistent coaching, development and playing opportunities to the youth of the country a dedicated rugby facility was required. A number of years ago a lease was acquired on a 3 acre parcel of land in the Village of Grace Bay where our members can enjoy a good rigorous game of rugby!"
Burant added: "We are very grateful to PPC for their assistance, because it is through theirs and other local companies' assistance that this field has become a reality. The electrical lights that will be mounted on these poles are expected to arrive later this month and we hope to have them installed just prior to the time change. Having lights will allow both youth and senior rugby to continue during the cooler winter months when the sunlight is finished early in the day."
Over the past three years with the help of numerous local companies such as Meridian Trust, Cove Construction, Herzog, Environmental Arts, Carlisle Supply, BSD, BCQS, Aircool and others the rugby club has installed a comprehensive irrigation system, constructed a 15,000 gallon cistern, prepared two wells, surrounded the field with a fence and most recently planted grass.
As their inaugural match, the TCIRFU plans to host a youth rugby squad from North and Middle Caicos in November and is encouraging all residents of the TCI will come out to support the youth teams.