Five children attending various schools in District #8 Montserrado County, who emerged as best players from the Ambassador Soccer Academy, received a one-year scholarship each, along with several school materials from Ishmael Sheriff, a businessman in the district.
They were awarded the scholarship following the climax of a two-day soccer tournament sponsored by Sheriff under the theme: “Kick for Education” held on Sunday at the G. W. Gibson Sports pitch on Capitol Bye-pass, Monrovia.
The event featured scores of young and talented kids between the ages of 7-12 which was intended to caution students about the importance of education.
He said the scholarship and the materials given to the children are meant to help them in their educational pursuit.
He further told the children to remain focus and determine and take education very serious because it will help them greatly and promised to offer more scholarships to school going children across Montsserado County.
The founder and president of the Ambassador Football Academy, Papie Jones, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, commended Mr. Sheriff for organizing such an event for the kids in the district.
Jones said the tournament is to create opportunity for young players to get some educational materials for school.
“We won the event, four teams participated in the tournament, Bassa Community Under-12 and Ambassador Soccer Academy and the competition was about education,” he added.
“We are grateful to Mr. Sheriff for his kind gesture. Five of the kids will be on his scholarship, two from the second place team and three from the winning team,” he said.