November 18, 2014
Special Olympics SVG makes special appeal

Chair of Special Olympics SVG (SOSVG) Sir Errol Allen wants more persons to come aboard and assist in ensuring that the organization endures to posterity.{{more}}

Allen made this plea as he addressed the opening ceremony at the National Games last Friday afternoon at the Victoria Park.

“We cannot accomplish on our own; hence our appeal goes out to the general public, and to corporate entities in particular, to come on board in partnership with Special Olympics, so that we can build a strong and vibrant organization that is sustainable into the future,” Allen said.

The SOSVG chair, whilst acknowledging the contributions of telecommunications provider Digicel and Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines, wants others to join and realize the dreams of the special athletes.

Pointing to the peculiarities of Special Olympics, Sir Errol reasoned: “Our particular challenge is that Special Olympics thrives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Furthermore, our mission is to provide various sports training and athletics competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.”

Sir Errol reiterated the SOSVG is on a mission through its “Take us to the World” campaign, to ensure that 28 athletes and six officials can participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California, in the USA, from July 25 to August 2.

St Vincent and the Grenadines would be competing in athletics, aquatics, bocce, football and tennis.

Following Sir Errol’s appeal, the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force handed over a cheque of $2,000 to the cause, proceeds from the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run.(RT)