(CNS Local Life): Sports figures from the US and New Zealand are headed to Cayman to take part in events scheduled for the end of this month. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the New York Giants and Darrel Young of the Carolina Panthers, from the US National Football League, will be hosting a draft party on Thursday, 27 April, when professional teams will pick among the best college players. All Blacks rugby icon Zinzan Brooke will follow when he hosts a “Dinner of Legends” Saturday, 29 April. Both events will benefit local charities.
Cornerback Rodgers-Cromartie has been with the Giants since 2014. Last season he was ranked No 5 at that defensive position by the website Pro Football Focus.
Young plays fullback for the Panthers, though he was originally signed in 2009 by the Washington Redskins as a linebacker prospect on the defensive side of the ball.
Brooke played 58 tests for New Zealand, and 42 non-international matches for the All Blacks. He scored 17 tries in Test matches, then a world record for a forward. He is regarded as one of the best rugby players of all time.
The two events, which will be held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, will benefit the A-Star Foundation and Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS). A-Star aims to encourage young people to express themselves in a positive manner and to make it possible to be around role models who do not glamourise crime, guns or drugs.
Youth-mentoring organisation BBBS has been operating in the Cayman Islands for 23 years. Its mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that can change their lives forever.
Prices for the events start at $100 for the draft party; various packages are available for the dinner.
For more information or to buy tickets email Epic Day Entertainment