Counting With Sir Gary!
Today is National Heroes Day in Barbados. Each year on April 28th the island remembers those brave souls who fought to ensure that Barbados continues to punch above its weight.
(Image of Troy Harewood with his book Counting with Sir Gary)
There is only one living National Hero in Barbados- Sir Garfield St. Auburn Sobers who was a former cricketer that played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974. Sobers was a highly skilled bowler, an aggressive batsman and an excellent fielder. He is widely considered to be cricket's greatest ever all-rounder and one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
Sir Garfield Sobers' legacy has inspired so many persons throughout his illustrious career, one of those persons was Troy Harewood who decided to create a children's colouring book Counting With Sir Gary.
The colouring book focuses on Sir Garfield Sobers' ('Sir Gary') legacy. Speaking to Write Right PR Services he said that he was always fascinated by the story of the former West Indies cricketer told to him by his uncle.
"As a young boy, my uncle Carol Harewood would tell me stories about Sir Gary's cricketing feats with such passion and excitement. I always knew I was going to write a book featuring him some day. My son also played a pivotal role in its creation. I wanted to create something that he would like and make it a learning experience. If you are passionate about anything you should work hard at it and never give up, no matter how difficult it looks in the beginning, and so at every stage, I would let my son know how it was progressing," he said.
Harewood said he decided to pay homage to the island's only living national hero as he related to how he rose from humble beginnings to become knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on the Garrison Savannah in 1975 for his services to cricket.
"Sir Gary's life started from such humble beginnings but yet he was able to reach the pinnacle in his professional career he was considered the greatest all-rounder the world has ever seen. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 2nd for his service to cricket and was given the honour to be called a National Hero by the government of Barbados his life is such an inspiration," he said.
His colouring book is available on Amazon at the link below:
Persons who reside in Barbados can purchase their signed copy by contacting Troy Harewood at +1246 243-4191. (WRPRS)