International Capital and Management Co. on St. Thomas is "adopting" and pledging to care for the island’s Lionel Roberts Stadium through a new Sports, Parks and Recreation program, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter announced Tuesday at a press conference at the stadium.
The company has agreed to cover the regular maintenance expenses of the Lionel Roberts Stadium as part of the department’s new Sports, Parks and Recreation Adoption, or SPRAT program. This will include taking care of lights, seating, restrooms, scoreboard and grounds.
International Capital and Management is a private St. Thomas-based management company.
Lionel Roberts Stadium, a baseball park in Hospital Ground, is also commonly used for football, soccer, concerts, shows and a variety of community events throughout the year.
Potter, along with Sports, Parks and Recreation Assistant Commissioner Calvert White, presented the certificate of adoption to International Capital and Management President and Chief Executive Officer Cornel Williams and to Karen Nelson-Hughes, its director of community relations.
“I am excited that International Capital Management has joined the SPRAT program. This is a major step in the public/private partnership and we look forward to seeing much needed improvement in the facilities at Lionel Roberts Stadium," Potter said, according to Government House.
International Capital and Management has been actively involved in community engagement. It also supports Cancer Support V.I.; American Cancer Society Relay for Life, St. Thomas; Reichhold Center for the Arts; Jazz in the Park; and Entrepreneur Business Institute.
International Capital and Management is the second private company that has joined the recently launched SPRAT program.
Former Sen. Allison Petrus, who owns several Subway franchises and a gas station on St. Thomas, adopted the Emile Griffith Ball Park on Veterans Drive, St. Thomas. Many other businesses have shown an interest and will be brought on board soon, according to Government House.