Keshorn Walcott and bmobile have Christmas celebrations
Port of Spain, Trinidad, December 15, 2017
Double Olympic medallist, Keshorn Walcott, warmly opened the doors of his Valsayn residence, to kids from the St. Dominic’s Children’s Home Arima and Belmont as he, alongside long-time partner bmobile, hosted a special Christmas Treat on Saturday 9 December.
The 24-year-old field athlete brought early Christmas cheer to the youngsters (ages 5-12) by providing them with a day of fun and games in his spacious backyard. This delighted bunch bumped around in Bouncy Castles, played basketball and capitalized on their opportunity to take photos with the 2012 London Olympic javelin champion. A Yuletide meal was served in keeping with our rich local tradition.
Walcott revealed that he was grateful to be home (in T&T) this year for the holidays and opted to spread some Christmas joy to the St. Dominic’s kids through this venture, alongside bmobile.
“We wanted these children to feel love and appreciation, so I decided to open up my home to them. Connecting with them has been a learning experience for both me and the kids. They always have the weirdest questions. I feel very pleased to partner with bmobile once more and treat the kids of St Dominic’s Home,” he stated.
One of Walcott’s personal highlights of this event was interacting with a child who had not yet mastered the art of eating with a knife and fork.
Walcott added with a smile, “Whenever somebody teaches me something, I always feel the need to teach somebody else. I remember a few years ago I was the same. And as big as I am, I was taught, so I just decided to help him out.”
TSTT’s Vice President of Marketing, Camille Campbell, expressed pleasure to have jointly hosted the St. Dominic’s Children’s Home Christmas Treat with such an esteemed national icon.
“Giving back to our citizens is a key element in our day-to-day operations at bmobile. We have assisted multiple Homes through our Book Buddies (textbook and school supplies distribution) Programme earlier this year, and we saw this opportunity to bring smiles to the young ones at St Dominic’s, as an avenue to spread the Christmas spirit. We have always endorsed Keshorn and working with such a role model has always been an uplifting experience, especially when children are involved,” Campbell declared.
Juvenile Home Supervisors at St. Dominic’s – Joanne Hernandez and Martha Bourne – were also grateful to bring the kids out for a day of celebration alongside the javelin ace and local telecommunications leader.
Hernandez noted, “The kids are in a festive mood because Keshorn has welcomed them openly. Events like these deliver the peace, joy and happiness that are affiliated with this time of year. They’re having fun, and kudos to the sponsors and our Olympic champion.”
Bourne shared similar sentiments and credited Walcott for his humility portrayed during his many interactions with the kids.
“What I admired the most about today’s event is when I saw Keshorn giving the small table etiquette lesson to one of our kids. That stood out for me and captures the true essence of today’s Christmas Treat and what the entire season represents,” said Bourne.
Also creating special bonds with the children and caregivers of St. Dominic’s was Walcott’s manager, Sean Roach, and multiple bmobile representatives. The kids were also presented with Christmas gifts courtesy the hosts as a reminder of their special day with one of Trinidad and Tobago’s stalwart sportsmen.