Lions reach out with new events for world sight day

| 22/09/2009

(CNS): For more than 11 years, Lions World Sight Day, held annually in October, has focused attention on eliminating preventable blindness and improving sight and each year  clubs around the world conduct special sight-related projects including from collecting eyeglasses and conducting vision and diabetes screenings to educational programs to inform communities about the importance  of eye health and diseases that can impair sight. This year the Lions Club of Grand Cayman we will be launching a poster competition in primary schools, an essay competition in middle/high schools and will launch its first ever corporate sports day.


The Lions club said the poster competition will give youngsters a chance to be imaginative and show off their artistic skills to create a colourful poster for the slogan and the middle and high School students the opportunity to express their literary side with an essay in 1000-1500 words on questions relating to vision.

The first annual Corporate Sports Day on Saturday 17 October will be a fund day for grown ups who will be engaging in some traditional sporting events with a new twist. Lion President Debbie Ebanks said

“We are organising these events to celebrate World Sight Day,” said Lion President Debbie Ebanks. “The schools competition coincides with the start of our Sight Screening programme and it is important that children understand how invaluable their sight is.  At the same time we need to raise funds to run these programmes so that’s why we are asking our corporate friends in the community to come out and support our First Annual Corporate Sports day.”

Lion Debbie said it promised to be a fun filled day with corporate teams competing hard to win the trophy. 

“There will be games like basketball, football, egg & spoon race, cricket and lots more,” she said. “It is an event that everyone can come out and support and we will have food and drinks for sale.  All proceeds from the event will go towards our sight programmes in the Cayman Islands.  I am asking all businesses in the community to support this very worthy cause and bring your colours.  Let’s all have some fun, get fit while at the same time helping those in need.”

Entry is $200 for a team of five which includes registration and t-shirts. To register please e-mail your team members and shirts sizes to or call Julie at 926 1598 or Debbi 925 6628.





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