BNT Receives $30,000 Donation from Stage Play “The Long Weekend”
June 5th, 2023 – Nassau, Bahamas
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is proud to be among the recipients of net proceeds from the hit comedy stage play “The Long Weekend,” which was hosted at the Atlantis Theater earlier this year. Sponsors Sterling Global Financial, Hurricane Hole Marina, Island Site Development, and others; as well as production company 2Hoops Productions are behind the play and the generous donation, which empowers us and the other recipients to continue our work that benefits the environment, people, and communities across The Bahamas.
The net proceeds of $90,000 from the play was split among three charity groups: the BNT, the Bahamas Feeding Network, and Lend a Hand Bahamas, with each receiving a $30,000 donation. The three nonprofits are partners of the Hurricane Hole Helps program, which supports charitable causes throughout The Bahamas. The Bahamas National Trust works to preserve and enhance the country’s natural resources through managing national parks; The Bahamas Feeding Network works to end the hunger crisis; and Lend a Hand Bahamas operates a community center that provides educational training, mentorship, life skills development, and more for socioeconomically underprivileged people of The Bahamas.
Executive Chairman and Founder of Sterling Global Financial Limited, David Kosoy, said “We’re proud to be able to help our neighbors through the Hurricane Hole Helps program. Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina has always aimed to be a force for good in this country, and our partnership with these three organizations means we could offer financial assistance for their incredible work while also facilitating a live theatrical run of a very funny play right here on Paradise Island.”
BNT Director of Development & Communications Anna Bancroft said, “We are incredibly proud of Sterling Global, 2Hoops Productions, and all their partners for this initiative. This $90,000 going into the community and supporting three tremendous Bahamian organizations is phenomenal, and a $30,000 gift to The Bahamas National Trust is a major contribution that will go towards the protection of the 32 national parks within our ecosystem that the BNT serves to protect. We thank everyone involved for this contribution, which will be majorly impactful.”
Written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, “The Long Weekend” follows the antics of two couples who spend the weekend together at a vacation home. Bahamian resident and Canadian actress Heather Hodgson Kosoy, Founder and Artistic Director of 2Hoops Productions, selected and starred in the feature. “I wanted the play to benefit worthy causes: ‘Comedy for a Cause.’ It was a natural fit to select the three partner organizations already working with the marina’s Hurricane Hole Helps program,” she said.
With “The Long Weekend’s” success, plans are in motion to organize another “Comedy for a Cause” – expanding on the opportunity to provide lighthearted entertainment while supporting worthy causes.
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About the BNT:
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas. Possibly the only non-governmental organization in the world charged with such a responsibility, the BNT works daily to conserve and protect the natural resources of The Bahamas through stewardship and education for present and future generations. There are currently 32 National Parks managed by the BNT with more than 2 million acres of marine and terrestrial areas protected.