Brian Lara is keynote speaker at Legends of Cricket

Brian Lara

Event to also feature cricket icon Courtney Walsh 

Legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara heads to South Florida this Saturday, serving as keynote speaker for The Lawrence Rowe Foundation’s Celebrity Dinner Gala. The former Trinidadian international cricket player, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all-time, will be among the many celebrities attending the Black Tie Affair at the Marriott North on Saturday, March 5th.

This event is part of the star studded 2nd Annual Cricket Legends Weekend, set for this Sunday at the Central Broward Regional Park. In addition to Lara, the event will also feature other sporting icons such as Courtney Walsh. Augustine Logie, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ridley Jacobs, Larry Gomes, Desmond Haynes, Alvin Kallicharran, Faoud Bachhus, Jermaine Lawson, Collis King, Barry Richards, Rohan Babulal Kanhai, Joel Gardner, Lance Gibbs, Andy Roberts, Bernard Julien, Sir Garfield Sobers and Lawrence Rowe. Game one begins at 11 a.m., with 2015 Newberry ACCL Champions facing off against South Florida Region XI, while game two exhibition match begins at 3 p.m., with the U.S Cavaliers doing battle with the West Indies Legends.

The signature event is just one of the major fundraising efforts of The Lawrence Rowe Legendary Cricket Foundation. Established in January 2011 by Lawrence Rowe and his wife, Audrey, The Foundation’s mission is to educate both the youth and the wider community about the Jamaican culture, through the sport of Cricket and creative expression, as well as providing educational enrichment through one-on-one mentoring and tutoring that nurtures academic growth and cultural creativity.

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