|Winners of the Gizmo
Ambergris Caye Sports Academy (ACSA) has deemed the first "Gizmo Challenge" a
huge success! Opening ceremonies for the three-day sporting event were held at
the Central Park on Friday evening. Entertainment included performances by San
Pedro Dance Company, Barbara's Dance Group and a special magic show.
Making magic was Mr. Mike Muskat, one of four skydivers provided by Maya Island
Air, who "dropped" into San Pedro earlier that afternoon. In his own words,
President Lincoln Eiley of ACSA stated, "Remember children, as you witnessed
during the Aerial Sky Show, the sky is the limit. Stay in school and fulfill your dreams." Following
the opening festivities, community children and youth participated in several
Winners of the Friday evening 250-foot Running
Races were as follows. Junior Males:
1st Place - Jose Rodriguez,
2nd Place - Coby Jeffers.
Middle Junior Females: 1st Place - Martha Haylock, 2nd Place - Damara Flores; 1st Place - Isamora Bustillos,
2nd Place - Adriana Haylock;
1st Place - Elisa Budna,
2nd Place - Jamilet Cerpa.
Middle Junior Males: 1st Place - Jorge Cowo, 2nd Place - Jody Leslie. Senior Males: 1st Place - Herbert Rosales, 2nd Place - Harrison James. Emerging
victorious in the 250-foot Bicycle Races were the following competitors. Middle Junior Males: 1st Place - Roberto Toriz, 2nd Place - Jay Eiley; 1st Place - Jody Leslie, 2nd Place - Carlton Henderson;
1st Place - Jorge Cowo,
2nd Place - Efrain Campos;
1st Place - Maxim Pacheco,
2nd Place - Melvin Montecino;
1st Place - Leoli Varela,
2nd Place - Middleton
On Saturday, the Old Football Fieldwas alive with
soccer players and fans. Winners of the all-day soccer competition were as
follows. Junior Males: 1st Place - Superflies, 2nd Place - Brazil. Middle
Junior Females: 1st Place - Dolphins, 2nd
Place - Clovers. Middle Junior Males: a total
of six teams played; statistics will be available next
On Sunday the basketball court at Central Park was a
fury of fun for all who competed. Winning teams were Middle
Junior Males: 1st Place - Orange Bananas, 2nd Place - No names. Senior Females:
1st Place - Sharks,
2nd Place - Glovers Shooters.
Senior Males: 1st Place - On One, 2nd Place - Cream Team. A total of six
Senior Male basketball teams played. Final statistics will be available next
Division ages are as follows. Juniors: ages 5-8; Middle
Juniors: ages 9-12, Seniors ages: 13-17. The "Gizmo Challenge" finished on Monday, March
11th with a recreational
program conducted by Recreaciones Stephenson of Guatemala at the Old Football
Field. Statistics for all events were provided by ACSA.
The ultimate goal of ACSA is to conduct fun sports
activities for young children and to provide a venue for ALL children of the
community to interact in a healthy environment. After school class sessions
dealing with sports methodology and discipline will begin next week through
programs scheduled at individual schools. The cost is $5.00BZ per student.
Anyone needing further information or wishing their children to join the academy
may contact trainer Palmiro Salas, or Mr. Lincoln Eiley at his office next to
Western Union in the Spindrift Building or by calling 3783.
Hats off to the ACSA for their efforts to provide a
healthier environment for the children and youth of our community!