The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle recently donated materials to the National sport institute for community and organisation usage.
Following the hurricanes  experienced in 2017,  sports activities on the island experienced many challenges with damage to the sports facilities  and loss of sport material. in light of the challenges, Club President Denise Antrobus contacted the Education, Culture, youth and Sport Ministry's Department of Sport to assist. 
It was determined with the Department and the National Sport Institute that the foundation responsible for the execution of sports and the management of the various government owned sport facilities needed assistance in the form of sport materials that could be utilised by the schools and organisation that utilise the facilities .
The fund for the equipment were garnered through the Rotary District 7020 emergency recovery fund. District 7020 compromises Anguilla, the British virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Haiti, jamaica, St. barths's St. maarten/St. martin, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands. 
The materials received included basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, nets and gloves. 
The department of Sport on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture, youth and Sport and the National Sport Institute greatly appreciate the assisstance of Rotarian Antrobus, who took the initiative to contact the Department.