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Digicel Refurbishes boat for Special Olympics BVI

Mr Declan Cassidy with gold medal winner Delroy Gordon. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an effort to assist the medal-winning sailors of Special Olympics BVI, Digicel made a generous donation of $15,000 to provide facelifts in the way of new sails and paint for the hulls to the three Wayfarer dinghies used by the athletes to train.

“I am happy to know that we have such community support,” stated Collin Bramble, the public relations representative of the Special Olympics BVI. “The athletes work extremely hard in their preparation and all their effort, and it is nice to see that they can enjoy improved vessels to train with.” 

The vessels are for the purpose of training the young sailors in preparation for upcoming sailing competitions. The maintenance on the Wayfarers will ensure that the athletes are competing at the highest level. “The athletes of Special Olympics BVI have a competitive advantage when competing in international events in that they are able to train year-round, unlike countries with less temperate climates,” Bramble said.

The team prospered from this advantage in the 2011 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Athens by bringing home gold, silver, and bronze medals. “You don’t have to look far to see the extraordinary,” Declan Cassidy, CEO of Digicel BVI, said, “When programs like the Special Olympics are around. Kids just need opportunities to develop and strive to reach extraordinary heights. Digicel is extremely proud to be affiliated with the program and offer our continued support in the training of future Olympians.” 

Digicel BVI has proudly served as a platinum sponsor of Special Olympics BVI for the past three years.

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