Pitch In for Cedar!

The Cedar International School pitch was badly damaged during the hurricanes of 2017. While great efforts have been made to keep it going, it is in need of replacement in the near future.

The pitch is a central part of Cedar’s curriculum and programmes, from PE classes, to after school clubs like gymnastics, football and cricket and is one of our most important resources for promoting healthy, active, balanced lifestyles for our students.

It also benefits the wider community, being the venue for free Saturday morning football coaching which is open to all schools as well as community soccer groups and the VI National Football team who use the pitch in the evenings and on weekends.

As it is such a central part of school life, it is important that we replace the pitch in a way that will last well into the future. The costs in doing so are significant as they include the removal and disposal of the existing turf, levelling and groundwork to ensure proper drainage, and the installation of new high grade astro turf and improved lighting. Current estimates are in excess of $250,000.

To help us achieve our fundraising goal we are launching the ‘Pitch in’ campaign. Alongside the Cedar pitch we have mounted a large board representing the layout of the pitch (scroll down to see the online version). Each square on the board represents $200 towards the replacement pitch.

We invite you to sponsor a square, or multiple squares, (or even part of a square (share a square)). Squares at $200 or above can display your name or logo. Premium areas of the pitch are also available for corporate sponsorship, so if your business or place of work would like to be recognised for contributing towards this exciting project, there are opportunities to do so by sponsoring a goal area ($5000), a penalty area ($20,000) or the centre circle ($15,000).

All funds raised will be transferred to the school, and used to replace the Cedar pitch.

Thank you!

Scott Crawford, M.Ed
Director, Cedar International School
British Virgin Islands

GoFundMe have asked that we include the details below, in case they aren't clear enough in the description above. We are pleased to do so to ensure transparency. Thank you for all the support!

Who you are:

Scott Crawford

Where you're from:

Lancaster, Ohio

Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for:

Director of Cedar International School

How the funds will be used (be specific as possible):

To replace the artificial turf sports pitch at Cedar International School.

If you intend to withdraw the money, how you plan to send the funds to the parties you're raising money for or use the money on their behalf:

All funds raised online via GoFundMe will first be withdrawn to Mr. Crawford's personal US Bank account, and then be transferred to the school's bank account outside of GoFundMe, and ring fenced for the pitch replacement fund. This process in necessary because GoFundMe do not currently support withdrawals directly to British Virgin Islands bank accounts. All funds raised are recorded and accounted for. If you have any questions in relation to this process please feel free to contact Mr. Crawford, or Cedar's Management Accountant, Deon Morgan.


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