Saturday 20 April, 2019

Sport Minister lauds Special Olympians for record medal haul

Members of Jamaica's team to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi show off the famous Usain Bolt pose.

Members of Jamaica's team to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi show off the famous Usain Bolt pose.

The Minister of Sports, Olivia Grange, has heaped praise on Jamaica's team to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, for its record haul of 33 medals. 

Grange has described the achievement as “a great display.” 

Of the 33 medals, there were 15 gold, 10 silver and eight bronze. This exceeds all previous performances by a Jamaican Special Olympics team. 

“Our Special Olympians have consistently done well, giving us much to celebrate and have certainly played their part in making Jamaica the great sporting nation that it is.

“I wish not only to congratulate the Special Olympians but to praise team support staff and officials for their dedicated service and leadership,' said Grange.

“I look forward to welcoming home from Abu Dhabi our valiant Special Olympians on behalf of a proud and grateful nation,” the sports minister added.

The Digicel Foundation has assisted in the preparations of Special Olympics bodies across the world for the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.  Since inception, in 2000, Digicel has offered support to special needs communities in all of its markets with the aim of creating a world where no one gets left behind.

Digicel’s ongoing support of Special Olympics has seen the company providing donations in cash and kind, infrastructural support, help with fundraising activities and more in all of its markets.

 

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