The Antigua Cup will be supporting two charities: Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation and the Old Road Fund.
The mission of Helping Hands Jamaica Foundationis to improve the lives of the next generation of Jamaicans by creating a world-class education system through investment in infrastructure, resource materials and expertise.
To date, Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation has raised more than $1,000,000 thanks to our generous sponsors and donors - and we're still going strong!
At Curtain Bluff, tennis is more than a game, it’s one of the ways we can say a sincere thank you to our local community.
Howard and Chelle Hulford, the resort’s founders, started the Old Road Fund in 1974, naming it after the village that sits just outside the resort’s gates. Initially its purpose was to supply basic necessities to the community’s neediest families, but it quickly out-grew these modest goals thanks to support from the resort and its guests. To date over $US 1 million has been spent on various programs ranging from university scholarship assistance and medical relief to sports development.
In the last twenty years alone more than 150 children have gone to tennis camp in the U.S. and 45 have received a full university education. Eleven students are currently enrolled in college in the U.S. Over 20 have had major healthcare benefits. Through the fund, computers have been donated to the Old Road Primary School, and new uniforms and sporting equipment purchased for the village football (soccer) and cricket teams.
And the fund is still growing. Just one recent development is a relationship between the Old Road Fund and Miami Dade Community College (MDCC) and Florida International University (FIU) that have agreed to provide scholarships for degrees in tourism and hospitality. One of the first students, Jeff London, is already attending MDCC and will go on to FIU for a total of four years studying hospitality management.