Digicel Supports Special Olympics

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis (May 24, 2007)

The Special Olympics movement in St. Kitts and Nevis received a renewed commitment from Digicel to sponsor its ongoing programmes.

Country Manager Donovan White dialed in his company’s support for the organization on Thursday by signing an official document. The signing was witnessed by Clarice Cotton, the National Director of Special Olympics and Permanent Secretary of Sport Lloyd Lazar. During the National Special Olympics Games on Tuesday, Mr. White explained that Digicel international has a strong relationship with Special Olympics.

“We will continue to lend our support to this progressive and well needed movement not just in St. Kitts and Nevis, but all across the world because Special Olympics is indeed a special thing for some very, very special people,” he said. “The chairman and owner of Digicel Mr. Dennis O’Brien was the chairman of the last Special Olympic Games and he will be the deputy chairman of the organizing committee for this Olympic Games so Special Olympics for us means a lot.”“We feel that we have to nurture and continue to build our communities and the Caribbean especially in a special kind of way,” White added.

At the same function, Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Hon. Richard Skerritt also pledged the assistance of his ministry to the movement and their goal of representing the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis at the 2008 Special Olympics Games to be held in Beijing, China.

Residents are asked to support a number of fundraising activities by the organization in support of this cause.

The next activity is a walk-a-thon slated for Friday, June 1. It begins at 5:30 p.m.

Persons are asked to generously support the athletes as they solicit donations via a sponsor sheet. Cash and other contributions are also encouraged.

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