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Digicel throwing support behind Special Olympics team


Digicel’s Corporate Communications Director Tanya Menzies-Beckford (right) presents Special Olympics track and field athlete Rosie Murray with a generous contribution for Special Olympics Barbados.

Thanks to Digicel, Barbados’ Special Olympics team will be sending 26 athletes to next month’s Special Olympics World Games, to be held in Los Angeles, California from July 25 to August 2.

It is a significant increase from the seven athletes who attended the 2011 Games in Athens, Greece. All seven of those athletes returned home with either gold, silver or bronze medals.

Expressing the company’s continuing commitment to Special Olympics and its athletes, Digicel’s Corporate Communications Director, Tanya Menzies-Beckford, presented Special Olympics Barbados with a generous contribution, which will help dreams come true for the 26 athletes to compete in the biggest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015.

This latest contribution comes as part of Digicel’s overall campaign to assist Special Olympics. The company has also established the “Digicel Road to the World Games Fund” and the World Games collection tins have become a familiar presence island-wide in Digicel outlets and other cooperating business locations. Direct contributions can be made to the “Digicel Road to the World Games Fund” at CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, account number 1001111009.

Local golfers are also being urged to join in the effort to send a full Barbados team to the Games. There is still time for corporate teams or teams of golf buddies to register for a great day of golf at the Apes Hill Club and the opportunity to help a Barbados team reach Los Angeles this summer. The May 29th Special Olympics Golf Fundraiser is a Texas scramble with a 12:30 pm tee time.

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