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Cayman has golden last day at Special Olympics

Cayman has golden last day at Special Olympics

| 20/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s athletes added five more gold medals to their collection on the final day of competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 20 March. The basketball team beat their Indian counterparts 31-26 in a close gold-medal match that was decided in overtime. On the track, the 800m […]

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Cayman’s medal count rises at Special Olympics

Cayman’s medal count rises at Special Olympics

| 20/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s Special Olympians continued to make a mark at the World Games in Abu Dhabi, with Alec Cox swimming to gold and the unified basketball team clinching a spot in the gold medal game against India set for Wednesday, 20 March, the last day of competition.

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Cayman adds to gold medals at Special Olympics

Cayman adds to gold medals at Special Olympics

| 18/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The athletes representing Cayman Islands in the Special Olympics World Games being held in Abu Dhabi added more medals to their achievements Monday, 18 March, with Tessa Terry taking gold in the 100m run to accompany her first place in the 200m over the weekend. In addition, Cayman’s men finished strong in […]

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Special Olympians shine at Abu Dhabi Games

Special Olympians shine at Abu Dhabi Games

| 18/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After three days of competition, the Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) team has won one gold, four silver and four bronze individual medals in athletics and swimming, as well as qualified for the medal round in basketball in the World Games, which are being hosted by Abu Dhabi. All together, 18 athletes […]

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Special Olympians take tea with governor

Special Olympians take tea with governor

| 07/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper hosted an outdoor reception for Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) at Government House this week. A delegation of about 40 athletes plus coaches and officials attended the afternoon tea Monday, 4 March, ahead of the squad’s departure for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi and […]

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Special Olympics stalwart Penny McDowall mourned

Special Olympics stalwart Penny McDowall mourned

| 03/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The New Year’s Eve passing of Penny McDowall (59) after a years-long battle with cancer has hit the community hard, as people mourn the loss of a leading force in Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) and the sport of swimming. She founded and coached the SOCI aquatic programme, a commitment which eventually […]

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Special Olympics basketball camp names title sponsor

Special Olympics basketball camp names title sponsor

| 05/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A basketball camp for Special Olympics athletes has been rebranded with the title sponsorship of Cayman National Bank. At the inaugural Cayman National Bank Special Olympics Basketball Camp, set for 7 November, 35 athletes are expected to participate. Special Olympics Cayman Islands is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, while Special Olympics […]

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Charity event pulls in funds for Special Olympics

Charity event pulls in funds for Special Olympics

| 06/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the opening of the Special Olympics National Games this week, the inaugural Kirkland Franklin Memorial Fire Truck Pull attracted six teams in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) athletes. Representatives of four law enforcement agencies, along with two corporate teams, participated in the event, held […]

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Charity event honours Kirkland Nixon

Charity event honours Kirkland Nixon

| 22/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics committee (LETR Cayman Islands) is organising the first annual Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull to pay tribute to the former fire chief, who died last month. The event, set for Saturday, 26 May, from 9am-1pm at Grand Harbour Shopping Centre, will […]

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Special Olympics gets corporate boost

Special Olympics gets corporate boost

| 31/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) has received three years of sponsorship totalling $45,000 from the Red Sail Group, which extends its support through 2020 at $15,000 annually. Red Sail Group first became a SOCI corporate partner in 2015, contributing funds towards the nonprofit’s annual operating budget, though as an individual company, it […]

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