CLEWISTON – Representatives from U.S. Sugar joined community leaders and children from the Montura community recently to announce the donation of two recreational soccer goals as well as four basketball hoops to Montura’s Club House. The donations were made possible through generous support from the people of U.S. Sugar.
“This donation is exciting for the youth of Montura, which will now have new equipment to use for youth basketball and soccer,” said Juan Mata, Chairman of the Central County Water Control District, which oversees operations at the Montura Club House. “Sports bring our local families together, so we are grateful to have new equipment thanks to the generosity of U.S. Sugar.”
The Montura Club House provides a safe space for people of all ages in the community to come together and be active together enjoying sports, pool time, and other activities especially during summertime when a youth summer camp is held every year. The new equipment will help the community play host to future basketball and soccer tournaments, which attract athletes from throughout Hendry County.
“Sports are at the heart and soul of the Montura community, so when we learned new equipment was needed, we were happy to provide it,” said Brannan Thomas, Community Relations Manager for U.S. Sugar. “I look forward to seeing what opportunities this new equipment will provide for area kids – and adults – and how it will bring the community together.”
U.S. Sugar leaders Thomas, Director of Corporate Communications Ryan Duffy and Chief Financial Officer Elaine Wood were on hand Friday as the new sports equipment was installed. Local Hendry County Commissioner Ramon Iglesias, whose district includes Montura, said many local families will put the equipment to good use immediately. “It’s not every day our local children receive new sports equipment,” said Iglesias. “We are incredibly thankful to U.S. Sugar for help making this happen.”