Swift Hall, the brand new multi-purpose facility at St. Martin’s is host to this year’s Sports in Education summer program. The program includes team sports, such as basketball and football, arts and crafts, board games, and other positive activities for the children. The program is funded through the support of the local business community. Program director Dion Flowers is a former Belize National Football Team player who has been working with youth on the south side of Belize City for the past 18 years.
Plans are to officially christen Swift Hall this fall. The vision is for the facility to become a place to engage the community’s youth and hold parish functions. Swift Hall was funded completely through generous cash and in-kind gifts from donors and businesses in Belize and the United States. Additional funds are needed to pay for youth enrichment programs, equipment, and ongoing maintenance and operation of the building. The fundraising target for these efforts is US$200,000.