Basseterre, St.Kitts (February 22nd 2016):- Two National athletes who are making their mark internationally and doing themselves and their country proud are adding their voices to the clarion call being made Nationally to end crime and violence in St. Kitts & Nevis.
Olympian and International Track star and music producer Antoine Zaggadon Adams recorded a video message calling on the youths of the federation to put down their guns.
“What do you gain from taking someone’s life? Nothing. But you have so much to lose. I am pleading with you. Stop the violence. Put down the guns. Everybody has something they’re good at. Focus on mastering your skill and who knows? It can take you around the world,” Adams said.
In his video message National Team Captain and MLS Superstar Atiba Harris reflected on his own life decisions to inspire other young people to live positive lives.
“As I look back on my life many things could’ve been different. But I chose this path. I chose to be a professional footballer and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity and I’ve made use of it. All the ghetto youths out there, you can be whatever you want to. Every ghetto youth is a star. So put down the guns,” he said.
He urged them to “Pick up a book. Pick up your football boots and kick a ball. Let’s bring back the good times. Bless up St. Kitts and Nevis. Together we rise”
Their messages were initially slated to be aired at the recently staged hugely successful Sounds of Peace Concert on Friday. The athletes are among a group of well known young personalities as well as National performers and entertainers who are calling for and delivering a message for an end to gun crimes and violence in the federation .