Press Release

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
Department of Youth Affairs and Sports
Youth Affairs
Release Date:
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 4:14pm

The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS) is partnering with Digicel to inspire young athletes in the Virgin Islands at its premiere event, ‘One Night Only’ on October 8.

Acting Director of DYAS, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye said, “We recognise that our young athletes, even though very talented, need encouragement and realistic guidance in their journey towards excellence.  The aim of ‘One Night Only’ is to show young athletes what it takes to succeed and excel in sports. It will be an evening where sports legends share thoughts, encouragement and practical advice to our aspiring young athletes.”

“The event is in line with the department’s objectives to empower youth to succeed and fostering a holistic sporting environment, provide improved well being through sport and also to provide opportunities for knowledge and skill development for all the levels of persons involved in sport,” said Mrs. Lettsome-Tye.

Director Lettsome-Tye said the sports legends to present are an NBA coach, WNBA player and an NBA legend, adding, “Aspiring athletes will definitely want to be there to listen to and have the opportunity to mingle with these top sports professionals. A special invitation is extended to all sporting organisations to have their athletes attend wearing their teams’ jerseys.” 

The entertainment will be by talented youth including the debut performance of "Make It Happen", the new single by Mr. Durnel Sanderson, Gen Y Factor Winner, written by Mr. Kamau Georges and produced by Homegrown Studios.

There will also be photo opportunities and chances to win a smart phone donated by Digicel.

‘One Night Only’ takes place at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall/Cultural Centre on Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to ‘Creating a Culture of Excellence’ through the development and promotion of sports.


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Ministry of Education and Culture
Phone: 468-3107 Ext 3353