VI Lottery Continues to Support UVI Summer Music Camp
VI Lottery provided a $20,000 grant which covered three (3) full scholarships, supplies, transportation, and theater to deserving students to attend the 2017 UVI Summer Band Camp. A total of 13 students participated from both public and private schools in the summer camp.
VI Lottery Supports the Promotion of the Virgin Islands Rich Cultural Heritage
Click on the video link above to watch a short documentary on the 2017 Opi'a Taino 65th Carnival Celebration.
Click here to read the Proclamation of August 9, 2017 as the International Day for the World's Indigenous People, by the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands
VI Lottery Contributes to the Health & Public Welfare of the Community
VI Lottery Contributes to the Health & Public Welfare of the Community by Sponsoring the 2017 Healthy Encores Life Style Festival.
Healthy Encores Caribbean Inc. is a non-profit organization established to improve the health status of the citizens of the U.S. Virgin Islands by ensuring the dissemination of quality health care information and resources in order to eradicate healthcare disparities.
VI Lottery Supports Youth in the Martial Arts
The two-day tournament was held June 30 to July 1, 2017 at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, with over 2,500 registered competitors from Jamaica, Brazil, Florida, South Africa, New York, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Florida, Yugoslavia and China just to name a few.
The students performed exceptionally well.
VI Lottery Supports Women in Batik for Pleasure and Profit Project
Twelve women in the VI community preserve the "Art of Batik" through a program provided by the Cooperative Extension Service, University of the Virgin Islands and supported by the VI Lottery.
VI Lottery Supports Nite Cap Media Interactive Talk Show for VI Students
Julius Jackson is a professional boxer from the Virgin Islands who qualified for the 2008 Olympics at light-heavyweight. He speaks with the students from VI public and private schools one-on-one about education, life, and preparing for success.
Click on the video link above to watch the video trailer from the NiteCap show.
VI Lottery Supports Youth Steel Orchestra
VI Lottery Supports Youth Steel Orchestra
The 22nd Annual Finest Pan Fest was held in December 2016. The presentation highlighted musical talents of students from all St. Croix schools, church and community after school programs. An audience in excess of eight hundred (800) persons joined and attended the Finest Pan Fest, to begin the official opening of the Cruzan Christmas celebration.
2nd Annual VI Food Learn and VI Green Carpet Award Ceremony
VI Lottery Sponsors 2nd Annual VI Food Learn and VI Green Carpet Award Ceremony
The VI Lottery believes "youth educators and community stakeholders should be exposed to the concepts of food policy, food aggregation and solutions to getting local food on Virgin Islanders' plates" as stated by Sommer Sibilly Brown, Program Manager.
This program ties in with the Honorable Governor Kenneth E. Mapp's initiative "Farm to School Program”.
Watch the Centennial Celebration: This is Your Life Series Documentary
VI Lottery is a proud sponsor of a documentary which celebrates VI history, culture, art forms, and politics as a lead-in to the Centennial Commemoration. The documentary creates an awareness of the contributions of Virgin Islanders. In this documentary, Ms. Betina LaRocque interviews Kevre Hendricks, Manager of Fusion Band. The series is produced by Abdul Ali.
Three Kings Day Gift Giving 2017
VI Lottery supported the Three Kings Day Gift Giving Event on January 15, 2017 at Pedro "Pei" Cruz Ball Park, an annual event hosted by the Estate Profit for Action, a non-profit organization.
Queen Louise Home for Children
The VI Lottery believes in improving the quality of life for all, especially our Virgin Islands children.
Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Village Opening Ceremony 2016
On behalf of Mr. Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director of the VI Lottery, Mabel J. Maduro, Educational Outreach Manager delivered the following remarks:
VI Lottery Supports St. Thomas Baseball Explorers 2016 Tournament Season
VI Lottery proudly supported VI youth baseball players from both St. Thomas and St. Croix, ages 9- 14. They participated in season tournaments held in St. Croix, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Orlando, Florida." We are happy to assist our youth in enhancing their skills and becoming Virgin Islands Ambassadors, stated Mr. Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director of VI Lottery.
The VI Lottery supports programs in accord with its "Make A Difference Pillars: Education, Economic and Business Development and Health and Public Welfare"; which helps organizations that make a positive impact towards a better quality of life for people of the Virgin Islands.
VI Lottery Investing In Our VI Youth Athletes
St. Croix Track Club is Victorious in Tampa!
On May 28th, and 29th, 2016 the St. Croix Track Club (STXTC) attended the 25th Bay Area Youth Track & Field (BayTaf) Classic in Tampa, FL at the University of South Florida facility.
The event hosts over 1,500 athletes in three group categories. STXTC accumulated 253 points with 16 athletes to win Group 3 over Impact Athletes from Atlanta, Georgia with 150 points. There were three group categories. Group 1 were teams with over 39 athletes. Group 2 were teams with 21-39 athletes, and Group 3 were teams with 20 or less athletes. In addition, Malique Smith, who just completed his freshman year at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, earned the Most Valuable Athlete award for placing 1st in the 800m and 400m in 1:54.78 and 49.03 respectively.
VI Lottery is a proud sponsor of our athletes and their outstanding performances. For complete results, please visit: BayTaf Classic Results.
VI Lottery Joins in Inspiring Our Youth
Peter Bailey Brings Hip Hop Star Stalley to the St.Croix Educational Complex For NiteCapy Live taping. "Junior and Seniors from Complex and Central high schools were part of the audience and participated in the introspective discussion about achieving and maintaining success. Connecting with the youth and help to inspire them to greatness,” said Stalley, who is signed to mega-star Rick Ross Maybach Music Group.
Peter Bailey, the organizer of this event, is an alumna of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, a nationally recognized Miami-based author and journalist.
Watch the video trailer on YouTube
VI Lottery Supports VI Children in Chess Tournament
The 5th Edition of the CARIFTA Chess Championship was held at the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort over the Easter Weekend. Teams from Aruba Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname played alongside USVI children under 12, 16 and 20. Hazel Acosta, a local USVI Player, won 1st place in the Under 18 category. The tournament was a huge success for the island, the USVI Chess Federation and all the children involved.