The San Pedro High School (SPHS) volleyball and basketball teams are holding a series of fundraising events to raise money to travel to Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. The trip will enable the students’ participation in a sports exchange program with Northside High School which will be held from April 16 to 25, 2014. A total of 25 students will be travelling and the estimated cost for travel expenses is $10,000.

According to Athletics Director Paul Kelly, the exchange program is important for the students to develop essential sporting skills. “The opportunity for the volleyball and basketball team to travel to North Carolina is unique. This will give the students the experience to play in a professional facility against international players,” said Kelly. The students will be exposed to sports in a different environment than that of Belize. “These boys have been practicing and are quite excited to be playing against the Northside High School volleyball and basketball teams,” said Kelly.

SPHS is asking the public for their kind assistance. No donation is too small and it can be made at the San Pedro High School in person, or by calling 226-2045. Paul Kelly can also be contacted directly at 629-1914.

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