Athletic Program- Soccer, Tennis and Track
In 2008 we started a junior tennis academy with eighty members. They took over the junior circuit in Haiti winning all the trophies from first to third place in the U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16 categories. We continued training for two years and won titles, representing Haiti in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, USA, Salvador, and Honduras. After the January 12th, 2010 earthquake, all competitions stopped because the tennis courts became tent cities for refugees. The France Tennis Association allowed two of our players to go and train in France for six months.
In December 2011, Foundation Guillaume raised money which allowed four players to go to Florida to participate in the Orange Bowl Tennis Tournament, one of the biggest Junior competitions in the World. Since then, our four best players have been living in Florida, where they go to school, train and compete. All are sponsored for their professional careers.
We now hold training in Plaisance and Port-au-Prince after-school and on the weekends. We continue to train and send some of our players to compete in competitions.
We also hold two soccer tournaments every year. The first one is between all the elementary and high schools in Plaisance. There are twelve elementary schools and four high schools that participate. There are a total of forty-six games in the season which is from January until May. At the end of the season, the top two teams compete for the title. The second tournament is held every summer which is an open tournament. We have sixteen teams divided into four groups who compete for the title.
We have a track and field program for the children of Foundation Guillaume. We hold one open track tournament every year to determine the fastest sprinter and the fastest long distance runner.