Community gets behind CARIFTA games

| 30/03/2010

(CNS):With only four days to go before the opening of the CARIFTA games excitement among local sports fans is mounting. The community has been coming together to support the event and many people have been engaged in fund raising efforts especially to help the athletes who will be participating in the games from Haiti. For the first time people will be able to watch the games live across the region as LIME sponsors the TV coverage. The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) has also done its part to support its fellow sports persons by postponing the Senior Men, Women and Youth games which was originally scheduled for the same dates.


“This decision was made by the CIFA executives to ensure that these athletes get full and undivided support during this seasonal event,” a spokesperson for CIFA said adding that details of the news dates for CIFA would be released soon.

The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) will bring the games to the people of the region through the sponsor ship of LIME  and seventeen partner stations across the Caribbean have confirmed that they will be televising the games live. In Cayman sports fans can tune into Cayman 27 for full coverage which will include commentary, interviews and analysis of the competition as well as the opening ceremony.

 “LIME recognizes CARIFTA as one of the most important events on the region’s athletic calendar and the critical role the games play in developing young athletes,” said Chris Dehring, LIME’s Chief Marketing Officer.

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