Friends raise cash for team Cayman

| 30/03/2010

(CNS): While all eyes might be on the CARIFTA games taking place this Easter weekend at the Truman Bodden sports complex, the Friends of Cayman in London were looking ahead to next year’s Island Games when the Cayman Islands will be sending a team to the Isle of Wight in the UK. The friends hosted a fund raising event at the House of Commons, to raise money for the games which is the only international sports competition that allows residents as well as Caymanians to compete together on the same team.

Richard Parchment, Chairman of the Cayman Islands Island Games Association, offered his words of thanks to the ‘Friends Group’ and spoke to the uniqueness of the Islands Games. “It is the only multi-sport Games that the Cayman Islands participates in, where Caymanians and residents can compete side by side for the Cayman Islands.”

Hopefully Cayman will be fielding teams to compete in a host of events from Athletics, Basketball, Golf, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball. Other interested sports disciplines at these Games are Squash, Windsurfing, Badminton, and Cycling.

The principal organizer of the fundraiser and former governor, John Owen, said it was a most successful evening. “The amount of money raised has exceeded my expectations and I am most grateful to all the Friends of Cayman and their guests, who so generously supported this event,” he said as he handed over a cheque for approximately CI $22,000 to the Association for the 2011 Games.

Westminster on Thursday 18 March to raise money for the Cayman team which is one of the only international


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