Digicel donates EC$1,000 to Law Enforcement Torch Run
November 15, 2013
Digicel donates EC$1,000 to Law Enforcement Torch Run

Telecommunications company Digicel held up the Law Enforcement Torch Run Special Olympics fund-raising venture last week Friday with a donation of EC$1,000.{{more}}

As the police runners ran along James Street last Friday, country manager Sean Latty, marketing manager Juno DeRoche and a number of other Digicel staff members flagged down the runners and donated the EC$1,000.

Latty stressed that the donation marked Digicel’s continued support and commitment to the Special Olympics.

Collecting the money, Assistant Superintendent of Police Jonathan Nicholls said that they were glad for the donation, as it would go a long way in helping the local Special Olympians.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run began on the Windward side of the island and saw police officers running from Rabacca, along the Windward Highway into the Victoria Park, where the opening of the local Special Olympics National Games was held.

Over 60 police officers relayed the Torch as part of the Special Olympics fund-raising venture. The torch Run is internationally the largest grassroot fund-raising event for Special Olympics, while it raises awareness for persons with intellectual disabilities.

Funds raised through the Torch Run are used to assist Special Olympics teams to participate in local and regional games and in particular, the Special Olympics World Summer Games.