By Andrew Coakley
Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey gave high praises to the Falcons Boys Club for the work it has done in helping to steer boys and young men in the right direction, while teaching them ways in making the right choices in life. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the Club’s 25th anniversary, on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Club’s gymnasium and basketball courts, Minister Moxey said that as an advocate and enthusiast of youth empowerment, watching the development of the Falcons Boys Club has been inspirational.
“You have shaped, molded and guided our young men into their true calling, said Minister Moxey, who was the keynote speaker at the special 25th anniversary event. “You have helped them to become disciplined athletes, high achieving students, productive citizens and outstanding men.
“I am honored to be here with you today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Falcons Boys Club. The evolution of this organization is astounding. From your beginning as a summer travel basketball group that gave young, aspiring players the opportunity to sharpen their basketball skills in tournaments abroad, into a life changing mentorship program that has shaped the lives of hundreds of young men on Grand Bahama.
“It is true that it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes organizations like the Falcons Boys Club to raise men. Programs like this build our community and give our young men a strong, ethical foundation to support them as they navigate through life. They produce brotherhoods that endure for a lifetime. Memories that one could have never imagined and bonds that are impossible to break apart.”
The Grand Bahama Minister congratulated the leaders of the organizations, specifically Pastor Darren Rolle, Ozzie Simmons, Kirkwood Young, executives, coaches and volunteers, thanking them for dedicating their time, resources and lives to the Falcon’s Boys Club organization, helping to create a safe place for young men, where they can sweat, vent and find consolation when they need it.
“You are dignified leaders and the community of Grand Bahama is indebted to you for the work that you have done. I salute you,” said Minister Moxey. “I encourage you to continue to be the mentors, coaches and helping hands that our young men need. May God continue to bless the Falcons Boys club for its commendable acts that will last for generations to come.”