St. Kitts – Nevis Athletes To Go To Special Olympics

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 13, 2007

Sixteen athletes and officials will represent the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games which begins on October 2 in Shanghai, China.

The group will leave the Federation on September 26 and is expected to engage in organized activities that will expose visitors to the rich Chinese culture.

National Director of Special Olympics Clarice Cotton told SKNIS that she was grateful for the support received from a number of agencies particularly principle sponsor Digicel. In May, then Country Manager Donovon White told officials that Digicel international has a strong relationship with Special Olympics. He added that the chairman and owner of Digicel Mr. Dennis O’Brien was the chairman of the last Special Olympic Games and he (O’Brien) will be the deputy chairman of the organizing committee for this Olympic Games.

Director Cotton expressed appreciation to the Minister of Sport Hon. Richard Skerritt and his ministry, the Caines Foundation, Freewinds Cruise Ship, the St. Kitts Cooperative Credit Union, the Cable and Ross University for their assistance. The Young Women Christian Association, Minister Nigel Carty, Wesley Methodist Church Antioch Baptist Church, Newtown Football Club, SKNIS and other members of the mass media were also thanked.

Ms. Cotton indicated that contributions were still welcomed and could be made at the Ministry of Sport, at her office at the Ministry of Education or made out to any member of the Special Olympics Board.

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