Digicel gives to  Special Olympians
June 25, 2004
Digicel gives to Special Olympians

The National Special Olympics team last Monday received an EC$10,000 donation from Digicel, toward their attendance at the Inaugural Caribbean Special Olympics Summer Games in Jamaica.{{more}}
That leaves the team still short of EC$27,000 as they need some EC$37,000 to attend the games, which are expected to run from July 8 to 12.
Once the remainder is raised, 27 athletes and 12 officials will journey to Jamaica where the athletes will take part in bocce, soccer, athletics and swimming.
Using sign language, athlete Vorn Edwards said she is very excited about the trip, as she revealed she is looking forward to winning.
Onorro John, who has been a goalkeeper for the Special Olympics team for the past 15 years, said he looks forward to the competition as he says the team is training very hard. John also recalled that in 1995 in the United States, the Vincentian contingent won the football competition. They came fourth in Dublin, Ireland last year.
Headcoach Terrence Davis thanked Marketing Executive at Digicel Juno DeRoche for the donation. Davis said that the team always brings home medals on their outings.
Responding, DeRoche said that Digicel looks forward to working with the Special Olympians in the future. Digicel also sponsored the team last year when the Special Olympics took place in Dublin, Ireland.
On hand to collect the cheque was National Director of Special Olympics Mavis Bowman Hall. Utica Smith of the bocce team accepted the cheque on the team’s behalf.