July 13, 2010
DreamCricket.com pledges 100 free cricket kits for USA cricket development. Delivers 15 kits to USYCA.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - DreamCricket.com, USA's premier cricket website,
made a pledge today to donate 100 cricket kits to the United States
Youth Cricket Association (USYCA) and other qualified organizations.
The company announced that it had already donated the first 15 kits to
USYCA and will donate the remaining 85 kits in a phased manner before
year-end. A number of elementary schools, such as Highland Park in
Landover, Maryland and summer camps, such as Hidden Meadows in Bartow,
West Virginia, have benefited from the free kits thereby introducing
cricket to over 800 cricketers in the under-12 age category.
Pic (Right): USYCA camp in progress at Highland Park Elementary School.
Charles Silberman, the Physical Education instructor at Highland Park
E.S. said, "The school was provided with a set of equipment to keep,
and the instruction provided to the students was easy to understand, age
appropriate, and it allowed the students to start playing a modified
version of cricket within a thirty minute class period."
DreamCricket.com also announced that its retail store - The Pavilion
became the Official Equipment Supplier to USYCA. In
its position as Official Equipment Supplier, DreamCricket will provide
cricket sets for USYCA affiliates' use in their schools programs. The
kits sold through USYCA affiliates will be sold at a discounted rate.
The discounted rate will also apply to children in USYCA programs that
wish to purchase sets of their own. In addition, for each set purchased
from DreamCricket.com, a donation will be made by DreamCricket.com to
Kranthi Bayya, CEO of DreamCricket said, "DreamCricket.com is
committed to bringing youth cricket to the United States, and we are
excited to be affiliated with the USYCA team, because we recognize the
great progress and potential there. At DreamCricket Academy, we have
run Kiddie Cricket programs and we understand the difficulties faced in
youth cricket development at the grass-roots level. USYCA came to us
with a plan earlier this year and we worked together on a pilot program
and saw first-hand the quality of their execution in youth cricket
development. We now want to cement this partnership for the long-term
so that USYCA can continue to do the great work they have been doing. We
look forward with great anticipation to the future of youth cricket in
Harrison, President of USYCA, said, "We are delighted to be working
with DreamCricket.com, America's number one online cricket destination.
This partnership demonstrates their vision and willingness to invest in
youth cricket in the United States, and speaks volumes about their
national leadership. I couldn't think of a more perfect match for
Pic (Left): USYCA Cricket Camp at Hidden Meadows using equipment provided by DreamCricket.com
Since 2007, DreamCricket.com, has grown rapidly into USA's premier cricket news and opinion website. A sister website, The Pavilion
Shop, now accessible online and offline, is now one of the nation's
largest cricket stores, boasting a 6,000 sq. ft. physical location and
offering high-end indoor facility with bowling machines and an
astro-grass surface. DreamCricket Academy is the company's development arm that offers several coaching camps and
sessions tailored to meet the needs of individual cricketers across all
ages and skill levels. The Academy is aided by US-based and
international coaches including Coach Earl Daley, Coach Ian Pont and
Coach Bharath Kumar.
The Academy is frequently visited by legendary test cricketers and
the Academy's teams participate in different tournaments in the Under-15
and Under-13 age categories.
The United States Youth Cricket Association (http://usyouthcricket.org) is dedicated to introducing cricket to
American children by supporting local youth cricket organizations and by
sharing funding, printed and digital resources, and "best practices."
It is also a network of dedicated volunteers who give their time, energy
and money to bring cricket to schools. USYCA, working closely with
clubs, training facilities and academies, will be a feeder system,
supplying a steady flow of new, young cricketers with which to fill
their ranks. USYCA is also firmly committed to fully developing women's
cricket by drawing girls into our sport at an early age and shepherding
them through to national teams.
For details, contact Kranthi Bayya of DreamCricket.com at
877-HIT-A-SIX (877-448-2749). To reach Jamie Harrison of USYCA, please