August 19, 2013
USYCA has received the following from Affiliate Member Missouri Youth Cricket Association:
August 17th 2013, MYCA (Missouri Youth Cricket Association) held a Cricket Demonstration at Soldier's Memorial Park in Downtown St. Louis. SLLIS (St. Louis Language Immersion Schools) held their 2013 Back to School Block Party which was attended by more than 900 children and parents from 3 different elementary schools.
MYCA was invited and it set up a booth at this event where more than 140 parents stopped by and got information about the wonderful sport of cricket. We also had a cricket demo set up where more than 70 children had their first hands on experience of cricket.
MYCA's Volunteer Team at the above event: Priya Singh (MYCA President), Ryan Carter (Public Relations) and MYCA Cricket Academy Coaches (Vikas Palhan and Ranjeet Singh) along with two young MYCA players : Ritu Singh (7) and Yuvraj Singh (8).
MYCA would like to thank Leah Dyer from SLLIS, for inviting MYCA to be part of this event, and giving MYCA an opportunity to introduce this wonderful sport to their community. The SLLIS kids participated in the cricket demo with great enthusiasm and a few of them came back to our booth to try it out multiple times showing liking and appreciation for the sport. The SLLIS parents were very supportive and appreciated of our efforts to introduce a new sport to their children and MYCA thanks whole heartedly for their hospitality.
A couple of parents also volunteered to help/support facilitate similar events in future.
This was the first School/Community event by MYCA Team and thanks to SLLIS Community for making it a very positive one.
MYCA would also like to thank USYCA for providing Cricket sets to promote Cricket in Schools.
Priya R Singh
Missouri Youth Cricket Association (MYCA) http://www.mocricket.org/