DIGICEL LION AND LEO CLUBS SPECIAL NEEDS GAMES
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 – Road Town, Tortola: For the 3rd straight year, Digicel, The Bigger, Better Network, partnered with the Lion and Leo Clubs of Tortola to host another successful Special Needs Games at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.
Scores of children and adults alike turned out on Saturday 16 October to take part in the 6th Annual `Special Games´, hosted in conjunction with the Association of Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs and several other sponsors.
Events included flat races, sack races, lime and spoon, bucket races, softball throws, shoe races, three-legged races and tug-of-war.
The Games were attended by several Government Members of Parliament and other officials including Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Social Development Honourable Dancia Penn, Minister of Education and Culture Hon. Andrew Fahie and Director of Youth Affairs and Sports Patrick Harrigan, who gave remarks.
Digicel staff also came out to lend their support and took part in the day of fun. The leading telecommunications company also presented a cheque for $1,000 to the Lions Club and 50 goodie bags filled with Digicel promotional items, such as hats, lanyards, water bottles and bandanas to the participants. The seven top placed winners also each received a Digicel phone.
Several other event partners also lent their support to the Lion and Leos as they staged the 2010 Games. Other sponsors included the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Bobby’s Market Place, Newton Construction, ZC Zolfo Cooper, Tortola Concrete Ltd., Jones Woodwork, Creque’s Insurance, Stimulus Mart, Elite Superette, BVI Springs, Nibbs Auto Sales and Parts, First Bank, E&A Catering, Nevis Alliance Progressive Society, Modern Upholstery and Mrs. Violet Smith-Adams.
After nine years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 11 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.
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